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Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars

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These Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars are a delicious, healthier treat and are 100% vegan! Use gluten-free oats as an easy substitute to create a gluten-free option.
Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars

Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 9 Bars
Calories: 321kcal

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Ingredients

For Chia Jam:

  • 4 cups whole strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 5 Tbsp chia seeds

For Crust and Topping:

  • 1 ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • ½ cup coconut shredded or flaked
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup maple syrup

Instructions

  • First, make the chia jam. Place the strawberries into a small pot with water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 25-30 minutes, stirring frequently until the fruit starts to break down and look syrupy.
  • Remove from heat and use a potato masher to mash the strawberries. Stir in maple syrup and chia seeds. Let the jam thicken for at least 10 minutes while you make the crust.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a baking pan.
  • For the crust, combine the oats, coconut, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  • Over the stove or using a microwave, melt and stir together the almond butter and maple syrup.
  • Pour the almond butter mixture over the oats and mix until combined.
  • Add approximately 60% of the crust to the greased pan. Using your fingers, press the crust down so that it is evenly spread.
  • Spread the chia jam evenly across the layer of crust. Sprinkle the remaining crust on top of the jam.
  • Bake the bars for 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown.
  • Let cool for at least 30 minutes, then cut into bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 Bar | Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 102mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g

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