Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Strawberry Banana Oat Bars

 

 

 

Since I am a diabetic and still like a sweet treat every now and then, I am always on the look out for sugar free or healthy options. I do use alternatives like Truvia when I bake, but all natural options are something that I am looking for too. I have been buying Lara Bars lately, but they are a little pricey and the dates used as a heathy ingredient are not really my favorite.

I saw this recipe for Strawberry Banana Oat Bars with no added sugar and the use of homemade jam. I knew I had a jar of homemade sugar free Strawberry Jam in my freezer that would be delicious in this recipe. The bananas also add natural sweetness.

These were so easy to make and the texture was soft and chewy, just like a Lara Bar. You could use any flavor of jam ( I'm going to try peach next) and homemade is not necessary at all. Just use a good quality store brand. I love when I find a new snack that won't break my low carb diet.

 

Strawberry Banana Oat Bars


1 cup strawberry jam ( I used homemade suger free, using this easy recipe)

2 cups rolled oats, divided

1 tsp baking powder

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (1 cup)

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line an 8x8 baking dish with non stick foil. Place 1 cup of rolled oats in a food processor and blend until they look like a fine flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in the remaining 1 cup of rolled oats and the baking powder. Add the mashed bananas, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix well. Spoon 2/3 of the mixture into the prepared baking dish, using your fingers to press down and spread evenly. Spoon jam over the top. Crumble remains oat mixture over the top and press down lightly. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is a light golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars.

 

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8 comments:

  1. These do sound good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Well then . . . they look and sound good!
    BTW . . . I am reading The Widow . . .
    I can't put it down but I can't say it is one of my best . . .

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  3. Oh my goodness, YUM! I have so many diabetics in my family and I will be sharing this recipe:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

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  4. Wow these look and sound so yummy. Thanks for the recipe to make them. :)

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  5. These look so simple to make and delish! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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  6. Okay, I've pinned the recipe. Now I just have to gather the ingredients!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  7. Oh my word! These look heavenly :)

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  8. These sound delicious and easy ingredients. Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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