Friday Foodspiration: Raspberry Chia Oat Bars

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Feel full and amazing with this healthy

treat . . .and you'll feel good about serving

it to your family.

 

Filling fiber in oats and berries, plus the

benefits of antioxidants.  In addition, Chia

seeds are a  Omega 3 fatty acid and protein

powerhouse!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Fresh or Frozen Raspberries
  • 2 tbs Pure Maple Syrup
  • 2 tbs Chia Seeds
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Coconut oil (softened)

 

Instruction:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an

8 inch square pan with parchment paper.

 

2. For the filling, stir together raspberries,

syrup, and chia seeds in a small pot.

Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes,

stirring frequently, until the mixture

thickens.  Remove from heat and stir in

the vanilla.  Set aside to cool.

 

3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the

rest of the dry ingredients.  Cut in coconut

oil using pastry blender (or your fingers)

until it forms a dough.

 

4. Press 1/2 of the mixture into the bottom

of the pan and bake for 10 minutes until

edges start to brown.

 

5. Remove from oven and spread raspberry

filling on the baked crust.

 

6. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over

the filling.

 

7. Bake for another 20 minutes until the top

has lightly browned.

 

8. Remove from oven and allow to cool

completely and chill in refrigerator 2 hours

before cutting and serving.