Chocolate Ginger Strawberry Oat Bars

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Chocolate Ginger Strawberry Oat Bars


Ingredients

Crust and Crumble:

  • 6 tablespoons coconut oil or vegan butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups gf flour
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 1 1 /2 cups gf rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 2-4 tsps fresh grated ginger
  • 4 tablespoons golden coconut sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/8th tsp salt

Strawberry Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon gf flour
  • 2 tablespoon orange zest

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom of a small baking dish with parchment paper.

For the crust and crumble:

  1. In a large bowl, combine melted coconut oil or vegan butter, gf flour, oats, maple syrup, vanilla, ginger, coconut sugar, and cinnamon + salt.
  2. Mix until well combined, but slightly crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside, this will be the crumble.
  3. Add the remaining oat mixture to the prepared pan…spreading out evenly across the bottom with your fingers.

For the Strawberry Filling:

  1. In a small/medium bowl, add all strawberry filling ingredients. Tossing to combine.
  2. Place the strawberry mixture on top of the crust and spread out evenly.
  3. Sprinkle the reserved crumble evenly across the top of the strawberry layer. Place the bars in the oven and bake for 50 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and cool for 25-30 minutes, cut and serve. Enjoy!

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