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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Clean Eat Recipe :: Strawberry Oat Bars

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This is a very simple recipe that is great for a snack or to pair with protein at breakfast...just don't eat the pan all at one time!


Recipe adapted from Bob's Red Mill Oat Packaging


Ingredients:
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp vanilla extract (avoid HFCS)
1 cup oat flour
1/2 cup Xylitol
1 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2/3 organic strawberry jam/jelly (check the ingredients!)
Organic strawberries (optional, for topping)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Spray 8X8 Pyrex dish with non-stick spray (we use an olive oil mister).
3. In a medium bowl combine melted coconut oil, applesauce, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
4. Stir in flour, oats, Xylitol, Xanthan Gum, baking powder, sea salt, and almond milk until blended.
5. Stir remaining tsp of vanilla extract into strawberry jam until smooth. Spread evenly on top.
6. Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over jam, then pat firmly to make top layer smooth.
7. Bake 20-25 minutes. Let bars cool in pan for 30 minutes on a wire rack.


Makes 16 bars.

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10 comments:

  1. Can you substitute Stevia for Xylitol in baking products?

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    1. Yes, you can. I have never tried Stevia in this recipe but I don't know what it wouldn't work - just taste test the batter until you have the sweetness you are going for!

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  2. Do you need to use the Xylitol or Xanthan Gum?

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    1. I've never made it without those. You would definitely need to add some sort of sweetener (Stevia could be an option).

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  3. when do you use the almond milk and apple sauce? also how much baking powder do you use? (it's missing from the ingredient list) they sound super yummy though! can't wait to make them :)

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    1. I am so sorry! Recipe has been updated! :-)

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  4. What are the macros for this recipe? These bars look delicious!

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    1. Sorry the macros have not been calculated yet and will vary widely based off the type of jam/jelly used!

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  5. would you use this as a snack or dessert?

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    1. These would be more a dessert or a treat with breakfast some days. Personally, I wouldn't eat them everyday because of the high sugar from the jam/jelly!

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