This strawberry oatmeal bar recipe is a healthy and delicious option for a quick breakfast or snack. Not only are these yummy bars nut free, vegan AND gluten free, but they’re SO quick and easy to whip up!
We’ve talked about how crazy our mornings seem to be no matter how early we all drag our butts out of bed.
We’ve talked about how hard it can be to find healthy, wholesome snacks to pack for school lunches.
And I don’t think I’ve mentioned it yet, but there isn’t a night that goes by that I don’t crave some sort of sweet treat after dinner.
Well friends, today I’m sharing a simple recipe that ticks all three of those boxes…
These healthy strawberry oatmeal bars aren’t just simple to make, they’re healthy, gluten free, nut free AND vegan! And of course, best of all – they’re unbelievably yummy!!!
Because they’re such a yummy, healthy + versatile snack, these babies never last long in our house. I’m sure your family will love them just as much as we do!
Healthy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
- 1 1/4 cup strawberry jam
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- 3 1/3 cup rolled oats (divided)
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp coconut oil (divided)
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter
Preheat oven to 325ºF. Spread sunflower seeds in an even layer on baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes.
Increase oven temperature to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch square baking pan with coconut oil or non-stick spray.
Combine sunflower seeds, 3 cups rolled oats and sea salt in a food processor or blender. Process until coarse flour forms.
In a small pot, melt 1/2 cup coconut oil over low-medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup and sunflower butter until well combined. Add oil to oat flour and process for another 15-20 seconds until dough forms (you may need to scrape down the sides of the blender once or twice to make sure everything is well combined).
Pour dough into prepared pan and press down firmly into an even layer. Bake for 10-12 minutes until firm to the touch. Let cool for 5 minutes.
While crust is baking, melt 2 tbsp coconut oil in a small pot. Stir in remaining 1/3 cup rolled oats until well coated.
Spread an even layer of jam over cooled crust, then top evenly with oat crumble. Bake for an additional 15-18 minutes until edges start to brown slightly.
Once cool, cut the oatmeal bars into squares.
Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for 4-5 weeks.
Just in case you were wondering, you can find my fab gold baking pans here and my all time favourite blender here.
And the easiest ever homemade jam recipe here.
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!
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