Raspberry Oat Bars

I don’t even have words for how good these are. They’re subtle, not too sweet, perfect for breakfast or evening tea. Nutritionally great, texture is on-point, and I could keep rambling but you should just make them yourself and see what I’m talking about
Special thanks to Savvychef for the recipe! (I altered her original recipe–>find hers on the bottom of this page)
Ingredients:
-1 cup flour
-1 cup old fashioned oats
-2/3 cup brown sugar
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-2 tablespoons cold coconut oil
-2 tablespoons almond butter
-3 tablespoons almond milk (or any other kind of milk)
-1 tablespoon flax seeds (optional)
-1/2 cup strawberry (or any other fruit) jam
-1/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut
-1/3 cup sliced almonds
Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a pan with foil (for easy removal) and spray with non stick cooking spray.
-Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt and stir until well mixed. Then add the vanilla, coconut oil, almond butter, milk, flax seeds and mix well with a spatula until fully incorporated and crumbly.
-Using your hands, knead the oat mixture a minute and reserve 1 cup of the mixture. Pat the rest into your greased pan evenly and create a slight crust on the edges (this prevents the jam from spilling over the edges).
-Evenly spread the jam mixture over the oat layer, leaving about 1/4 of an inch all around the edges. This will spread out while baking. Sprinkle the reserved 1 cup of oat mixture on top of the jam. Sprinkle with optional toppings.
-Bake on the lower rack of a preheated oven for 28-33 minutes (I took mine out at 30 minutes) or until the crumbled streusel topping looks puffed in the middle and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let cool, then cut into bars and enjoy. These do not need to be refrigerated and stay delicious for about 3 days (after that refrigerate or freeze to preserve freshness)

 

Original Recipe found here: Raspberry Oat Bars (or any other fruit jam)

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