Blueberry Oat Flax Bars
Blueberry Oat Flax Bars
Happy Sunday Sisters! I hope you all have had a great weekend. Mine was full of good company, food, TV shows, writing, a mani/pedi, exercise, SNOW, football, and BAKING! I made these Blueberry Oat Flax Bars this afternoon, and I must say, they are AWESOME! So naturally, I wanted to share them with my Sisters 🙂 Bonus: They’re IBS friendly! Enjoy them for breakfast, or even dessert!
Here’s what you need:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8×8 baking dish with 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil.
2. In a saucepan, combine the blueberries, 6 packets of stevia, 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar, 1/4 cup of Orange Juice, and add 1/4 cup of water. Set to medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
Upon boiling, fold in the tablespoon of vanilla extract and gluten-free flour mixture. (You can use cornstarch, regular flour, or any other kind of flour for this step). Combine and stir, allowing for the sauce to thicken as it boils. Remove from heat and set aside.
3. Put 1 1/2 cups of oatmeal into a blender and grate into a fine powder.
Pour in a mixing bowl, and add in 1 1/2 cups of flaxseed (or non-grated oats if you don’t have flaxseed), 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, and mix this dry mixture well.
Once blended together, fold in the 6 oz. of blueberry yogurt (I used coconut milk yogurt for a milk free option. You can use any kind of yogurt, mashed bananas, or applesauce).
Add 6 more packets of stevia, 4 tablespoons of water, 1/2 cup of eggs whites (optional if you want to go completely dairy free, just add a little more water). Mix well.
4. Spread half of the batter from the mixing bowl in the greased pan. Smooth to ensure the bottom of the pan is fully covered.
Using a spatula, empty the blueberry mixture from the saucepan on top of the layered pan.
Lastly, cover the blueberries with the remaining half of the batter. (I found it a little harder to spread the batter evenly over the warm blueberry mixture. It may be because I modified the recipe, but it did NOT matter. It was so amazing. More like a crisp, rather than a bar.)
5. Bake for 30 minutes, and allow to cool before cutting into bars.
Is your mouth watering yet? Wah-la!
My husband even liked this recipe! He added some ice cream with his bar, and couldn’t get enough! He couldn’t even tell that it was healthy, and gluten, (almost) dairy free! I guarantee your whole family will love this one. Kids and husbands included!
Inspiration: Blueberry-Oat Bars- FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Enjoy these bars, and enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I hope you all have a great week! These warmed up in the microwave will sure be a delicious, easy way to start off a Monday morning! I can’t wait for breakfast 🙂
Xoxo, IBS Sister