Vegan Oat Bars


Description

Vegan Oat Bars with Raspberry Chia Jam

Ingredients

1 1⁄2 tablespoon
ground flaxseed
4 tablespoons
Water
1⁄3 cup
Melted Coconut Oil
1⁄4 cup
Maple Syrup (or agave syrup)
2 tablespoons
Brown Sugar (optional)
1 teaspoon
Vanilla
2 1⁄2 cups
Rolled Oats
1⁄2 cup
whole wheat flour (I use spelt)
1 cup
Sliced Almonds
1⁄2 teaspoon
Baking Soda
1 pinch
Sea Salt
   
raspberry chia jam*

Notes

Here is the recipe for the raspberry chia jam.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the raspberry chia jam.
  3. In a bowl put the flax with the water and let it hydrate for a few minutes.
  4. In the food processor, put the almonds and pulse six times or just as it has a sand-like consistency.Be careful not to overdo it; they can become almond butter.
  5. Put the oatmeal and press again until the flakes coarsely grounded. Add the flour and baking soda. Press several times until everything is well integrated.
  6. In a large bowl, mix the oil, syrup, vanilla, and flaxseed mixture. Combine the dry ingredients from the food processor with those in the bowl. Mix; it will be sticky, but it's ok.
  7. In a 9x9 baking pan put 3/4 parts of the mix (more or less). Press until firm with a glass or the back of a spoon to compact. Leave 1/4 part of the mixture in the bowl for the topping.
  8. Thoroughly cover the first layer with chia jam. Add the remaining part of the mixture on top.
  9. Bake for about 20-25min. It is ready when it feels firm, and the top is golden brown. Take it out of the oven and let it cool. Cut into equal parts.

Yields 8 Servings