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Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bars

Delicious Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Bars are perfect breakfast with yogurt or as a afternoon snack too. No refined sugar and all natural ingredients.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 16
Calories 79kcal
Author Sherri Hagymas

Ingredients

For the strawberry jam:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 2 TBSP maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the banana oat bars:

  • 2 cups rolled oats divided in 1 cup sections**
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large ripe bananas mashed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

For the jam:

  • Add strawberries and maple syrup to a saucepan on medium heat.
  • Heat until the berries begin to liquid, about 10 minutes.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for an additional 5 -10 minutes stirring occasionally until berries begin to thicken and become more
  • Use a spoon to mash them a little.
  • Stir in the vanilla and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow the jam to cool for about 20-30 minutes to thicken it even more.

For the bars:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment paper
  • Place 1 cup of oats in a food processor (or blender) and pulse for 1 minute or until they look like flour.
  • Transfer the oat flour to a large mixing bowl, and add the remaining 1 cup of oatmeal and baking powder and mix well
  • Add the mashed bananas, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla extract.
  • Mix thoroughly to combine.
  • Transfer 1/2 of the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Press the mixture into the corners and flatten with the back of a spoon.
  • Spoon the jam over the oat mixture and spread evenly with a spoon or spatula. Spread to within about 1/4 inch of the oatmeal mixture so the edge of the the jam doesn't burn.
  • Spoon the remaining oatmeal mixture on top of the jam in big spoonfuls. Then spread the spoonfuls out lightly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the top turns a light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in pan before cutting into bars.
  • Optional - use 3/4 cup all-natural store bought jam if you want to skip making your own.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.6mg