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Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars

Up-close front view of a stack of Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars.

5 from 4 reviews

Say good morning to Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars! These jam filled bars pack a nutritional punch with oats, quinoa, coconut, honey, peanut butter, strawberries and chia, and make a perfect on-the-go breakfast, snack or dessert!

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Ingredients

For the jam filling:

For the oat mixture:

Instructions

  1. Prepare the jam filling: In a small sauce pan, add the strawberries and maple syrup. Bring to a low boil and let simmer until the strawberries have softened. Mash with a fork or potato masher. Remove from heat and stir in the chia seeds. Cover and let sit for 20 minutes to allow the chia seeds to plump.
  2. Prepare the oat mixture: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9″ square pan. In a large bowl, combine the oats, quinoa flakes, coconut, coconut sugar and salt. Set aside. In a small microwaveable dish, stir together the peanut butter and honey. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften the mixture. Pour over oat mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Assemble the bars: Add just over half of the oat mixture to the prepared pan, and press down to form a firm bottom layer. Spread the strawberry jam evenly over the top of this layer. Add the remaining crumble mixture over the jam and press down lightly. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut into bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days, or freeze for later enjoyment.

Notes

Before cutting these bars, I like to pop them in the fridge for a bit to firm them up, so they cut neatly into bars.