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When it comes to wanting to dig into some sweet treats, just know that I may or may not have any self-control. For those of you who are just like me and want to find some balance of health while satisfying that sweet tooth of yours, then keep reading for these deliciously vegan and gluten-free strawberry oat bars!

These delicious strawberry oat bars are really flavorful. If you aren’t vegan and you don’t avoid gluten, you might be wondering how good they can be. But these bad boys give you the ideal balance of fresh sweetness with a little added crunch that will keep you coming back for seconds. And thirds!

If you’re a fan of oat bars, you might also like to try no-bake granola bars or these cherry oat bars. And lemon poppyseed loaf is great too!

This can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries. You can even add in other berries, like blueberries. So many options!

You might also like these Just Like Starbucks Oat Bars, Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes or these Carrot Blueberry Muffins.

They are awesome for being packed with great flavour, but they are actually a pretty healthy alternative to other “nutrition bars” that are filled with sugars and refined carbs that make you feel bloated and give you a sugar crash. These natural, gluten-free oats are going to give you energy for the day and fresh fruit will make you feel fuller longer. If you want, you can totally add more than just strawberries – throw in some blueberries, kiwis, and even dates.

My helpful tip for you is to use fresh, farmer’s market strawberries instead of prepackaged, frozen ones. Not only are you supporting your local farmers, but that fresh taste is unparalleled to anything in the frozen foods section.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a recipe for gluten free strawberry crumble.
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Gluten-Free Strawberry Oat Bars Recipe

5 from 2 votes

Vegan + Gluten-Free Strawberry Oat Bars

By: Bella Bucchiotti
For those of you who are just like me and want to find some balance of health while satisfying that sweet tooth of yours, then keep reading for these deliciously vegan and gluten-free strawberry oat bars!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

For the Crust & Topping:

For the Filling:

Instructions 

For the Filling:

  • In a bowl combine and frozen berries with the dry ingredients.
  • If using fresh berries, hull and quarter them and then combine with the dry ingredients.
  • Set aside while making the crust.

For the Crust & Topping:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare an 8×8 inch baking dish with oil or vegetable spray. Set aside.
  • Place the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add in coconut oil and mix well.
  • Press about half of the mixture firmly into the bottom of your baking dish to make the crust.
  • Scoop the strawberry mixture on top of the crust layer.
  • Add the rest of the oat mixture on top, spreading evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.

Notes

Tips:
Use real gluten free oats, not instant oats.
Add in other berries, such as blueberries if you like.

Nutrition

Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 3mg
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You can really snack on these for a quick breakfast or pack them for after a long, adventurous hike with buddies. However, you enjoy them, just know that you are going to enjoy them regardless of what time of day or where you eat them at!

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. These look amazing!!! I’m definitely going to try these for my children, they love these types of bars!