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These Strawberry Oatmeal Bars are easy, healthy, and fruit-filled thanks to the Strawberry Chia Jam made from fresh-picked strawberries. Plus, they are topped with an oatmeal crumble, adding that extra bit of crunch!
Can you freeze these oatmeal bars?
- Once baked, let the bars cool completely.
- Cut into 9 squares, tightly wrap each bar in plastic, and place in a large plastic freezer storage bag.
- Place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to Make Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
*Please read detailed and printable recipe card below for full ingredients and instructions.
Assemble Your Bars
- Grind your oats, sea salt, and baking powder in a food processor. and then add your wet ingredients and process until the mixture is combined. (Photos 1 & 2)
- Take your oatmeal ingredients, reserving some for the topping and spread evenly in a square pan. Press down to create your base. (Photos 3)
- Then spread some Strawberry Chia Jam oatmeal base. (Photo 4)
- Top it off with the remainder of the oatmeal mixture. Bake for 15 minutes and then cut into squares. (Photo 4)
Substitution, Cook, & Storage Tips
- These bars work with any type of fruit jam. Try these bars with my Crockpot Apple Butter recipe!
- Allow the mixture to cool for at least 10 minutes when it comes out of the oven. This will make it easier to cut into bars.
- Bars taste best the day after baking, so be sure to make these at the beginning of the week to enjoy for breakfast!
- Will store in the fridge for 3-4 days, or you can freeze for longer storage, as noted above. To reheat, place in a 350-degree oven for 5-10 minutes.
How Does This Recipe Help With Vegan Weight Gain?
These are bars you can eat regularly. Oats are slow-burning complex carbohydrates so they are the perfect type of carbs to eat for vegan gains.
These bars also have 5 grams of protein per serving so meal prep these bars and have them as a post-workout snack or quick breakfast.
How Does This Recipe Help With Vegan Weight Loss?
To make this more weight loss (waste/weight release friendly) you could:
- Cut them into 12 bars.
- Omit the sugar in the strawberry jam, especially if you buy strawberries in season.
- Use a sugar substitute like monkfruit or erythritol.
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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
- 3 cups old fashioned oats note 2
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon himilayan pink sea salt
- 2 medium riped bananas, smashed
- ¼ cup coconut nectar (or whatever liquid sweetener you have on hand)
- ½ cup coconut oil
- 1 cup Strawberry Chia Jam note 1
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
- Grab your oats, sea salt, and baking powder and grind them up in a food processor.
- Next add your smashed banana, coconut nectar, and coconut oil to your food processor.
- Process until mixture is combined and sticky.
- Grab a small square 9 x 9 inch pan and line with parchment paper (for easier clean up) Take about ⅔ of your mixture and press down into pan firmly.
- Then grab your Strawberry Chia Jam and add on top of oatmeal mixture spreading evenly.
- Top with the remaining oatmeal mixture, crumbling evenly on top of the Strawberry Chia Jam spread.
- Put in oven and bake for about 15 minutes until top is golden brown. Once it's done, remove from heat and allow bars to cool for 10 minutes before serving.
- Will last in refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days and in the freezer for about 3 months.
- JAM: These bars work with any type of fruit jam. Try these bars with my Crockpot Apple Butter recipe!
- OATS: If you have a gluten sensitivity, make sure you use Certified Gluten Free Oats.
Update Notes: This post was originally published in June 3, 2018, but was republished with new photos, step by step instructions, tips, and a video May 6, 2019.
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