Strawberry & Banana Oaty Bars

I’ve been having a thing for chocolatey snacks recently with the success of my Double Choc Protein Tray Bake but times are changing! I fancied something a bit more fruity now that springtime is on its way so I had a little Pinterest search and came across these Strawberry Banana Oat Bars and I gave them a go. This isn’t my recipe, it’s from Running With Spoons blog and it’s amazing so I’ve hardly changed it apart from I’ve removed the American measurements and replaced with British ones. ‌ Berry Oat Bars 3 ‌ Last time I whipped them up I used a mix of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and they were really tasty but this batch is purely strawberry which gives them a slightly sweeter taste. These bars are super easy and only have a few ingredients. The only taxing bit is making the jam and you can swap this out for shop bought jam if you’re not watching your sugar intake. Chia seed jam is surprisingly easy to make, it just takes a little time to cool. It’s a great idea to make it the day before you plan to whip up your Oat Bars but I always seem to forget! Ingredients: For the strawberry chia jam:
  • 350g frozen strawberries (or any other fruit that you fancy!)
  • 30 ml maple syrup or honey
  • 20g chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
For the oat dough:
  • 80g rolled oats
  • 80g oat flour or Instant Oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 medium-sized ripe bananas, mashed (about 200g)
  • 60 ml maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Read More

Continue Reading