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Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella.com shares a recipe for Vegan and Gluten-Free Strawberry Oat Bars.

Vegan + Gluten-Free Strawberry Oat Bars

Course: Food, Gluten Free, Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Bella
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!
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Ingredients

For the Crust & Topping:

  • 2 Cups oats gluten free
  • 1 Cup oat flour
  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1 Cup coconut oil

For the Filling:

  • 2 Cups strawberries frozen or fresh
  • 1/3 Cup oat flour
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon

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