1-3/4 sticks of cold butter cut into small pieces
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups oats (quick or regular-I had quick so used those)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 jar (10-12 ounces) strawberry preserves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 x 13 baking pan (I actually did use butter and not spray)
Mix together the flour, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. cut in the butter with a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs (I used my hands/fingers). Sprinkle half the mixture into the pan and pat lightly to pack it a little tight. Spoon preserves evenly over the surface, then spread carefully so it's evenly over the crust. sprinkle the other half of the oat mixture over the top and pat lightly again.
Bake until light golden brown on top, about 35-40 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan.
When cool, cut into squares and serve.