My oatmeal bars are the perfect sweet treat without getting crazy on calories, unhealthy fats or even heavy processed ingredients. Add a dollop of freshly coconut milk whipped cream and you have yourself a full dessert everyone will love. These bars are filled with all natural ingredients, fresh fruit and surprise... they are VEGAN!
Guilt-free and delicious, I am in!
Have a wonderful Easter holiday and get out and enjoy some sunshine.
'Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free'
Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 16 servings
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup Organic Kelapo Coconut Oil
2 cups oatmeal, rolled oats
1 tbsp organic finely ground flaxseed
2 1/2 cups strawberries, fresh, chopped
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
Kelapo coconut oil, for greasing pan
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 X 13 baking dish with coconut oil or parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and salt. With your hands mix in the coconut oil, oats and flax seed until well blended. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the mixture for topping. Press the rest of the mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking dish.
For the filling mix strawberries, honey lemon juice and zest with a spatula until the fruit is well coated. Spread the mixture on top of the crust. Sprinkle the reserved topping over the filling. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let cool for 2 hours, cut into bars and refrigerate in an airtight container to store.