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strawberry chocolate oat bars

Strawberry Chocolate Oat Bars

These vegan and gluten free strawberry chocolate oat bars are perfect before a training session or a summer party!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
35 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 1 ½ Cups rolled or quick oats
  • 1 ¼ Cups oat flour can make by pulsing oats in food processor
  • ¼ Cup milled flaxseed or chia seeds
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt endurance athletes - use full tsp
  • ¼ Cup melted coconut oil, butter or vegan butter alternative
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 Cup soy or low fat milk room temperature have not tested other milk options
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1 tbsp fresh orange or lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch or AP flour
  • ½ Cup dark chocolate chunks

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350° and spray a 8×8 or 9×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the oats, flour, flax, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg and then add the milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet and mix just until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, gently stir the citrus juice with the strawberries and corn starch.
  • Pour ⅔ of the batter into the baking dish and smooth out evenly. Pour the berry mixture over it evenly, and then top with the chopped chocolate, also disbursing evenly. Pour the remaining batter over top and smooth over.
  • Bake for 22-24 minutes. It should have a light golden color when done. Let cool 15 minutes before cutting and serving.
Keyword strawberry bars
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