-vegan & allergy-friendly- Fruit Oatmeal Bars

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My daughter and I love our homemade Strawberry Oatmeal bars, they are a staple in our house, so much so that I remember all the measurements off the top of my head.  This time I decided to change up the recipe a bit to make a version that was also dairy free, coconut free, and using oat flour…. still keeping them egg and nut free, and also trying to make them Vegan.   

The result: another delicious oatmeal bar recipe in my arsenal!

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If you aren’t sure what oat flour is, it’s easy to make.  Just take your food processor (I use a Vitamin,) add oats, and pulse the oats until they are ground into a powder-like consistency.  This process only takes 60  about seconds or less and cup of rolled oats will yield approximately 1 cup of oat flour.  

The recipe can also be easily modified with other jam flavors using jam from a jar (look for reduced sugar options here) or you can also use homemade jam.  For this go-around I chose apricot!

BusyBeeKate-FruitOatmealBars4These bars are super easy and delicious and make a quick snack bar which taste great anytime of the day! They are very moist and don’t taste too heavy.

I think these are best cut into squares while still warm then lifted out after cooled. I wrapped my individually and stored them in the refrigerator.

I am so excited for another oatmeal bar recipe in my arsenal!  Don’t they look so tasty?!  

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These also make the perfect breakfast or dessert bar and depending on your diet you can sub out the sweetener of choice to replace the honey, or just exclude. 

Check out the easy recipe below, and if you give them a try please leave a comment and let me know how and your family like them!

Fruit Oatmeal Bars
Allergy-friendly, vegan, and delicious snack bar! What else could you ask for?! Can be easily modified with other jam flavors.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 cups oats
  2. 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup vegan butter (plus more for greasing pan)
  5. 1 cup applesauce
  6. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 tsp vanilla
  9. 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
  10. One 10 to 12-ounce jar strawberry preserves
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together except the preserves.
  3. Press half of the mixture into a greased 9x13" pan.
  4. Spread mixture with the fruit preserves.
  5. Add the other half of the oat mixture on top of the preserves.
  6. Bake until light brown for 30 to 40 minutes.
  7. Let cool completely, and then cut into squares.
Notes
  1. Be sure to grease your dish well.
  2. You may want to cut them while still slightly warm, but wait until they're completely cooled before lifting them out of the dish.
  3. They taste delicious served warm too!
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