Strawberry Oat Bars with Chia Jam

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Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam sweetened with maple syrup. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast meal or an afternoon pick me up!

Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam made without refined sugar. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast bar or afternoon pick me up! The Foodie Affair

Soft and chewy strawberry crumb bars made with the chia seed jam that I shared earlier this week! These bars have just the right amount of texture and the only sweetener added is pure maple syrup! The flavor of the fruit really shines though in these bars!

I brought these babies into work with a list of the ingredients written on a sticky note so that anyone that partakes would know what these bars are made out of. With so many food allergies and diet restrictions it’s getting trickier to share recipes that meets all preferences, but I suppose it doesn’t matter because I find that nothing ever goes to waste when you leave any food in the break room!

Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam made without refined sugar. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast bar or afternoon pick me up! The Foodie Affair

Although these oat bars look decadent they’re actually pretty healthy! Several of my co-workers went back for a second piece (that they admitted to – hehe) and told me that they liked these bars because they’re NOT super sweet!

Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam made without refined sugar. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast bar or afternoon pick me up! The Foodie Affair

Since I bought quite a few strawberries I went ahead and added more berries on top of the jam. They softened up perfectly and I love how they pop out of the crumble topping!

Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam made without refined sugar. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast bar or afternoon pick me up! The Foodie Affair

These Strawberry Oat Bars are perfectly sized to grab a square as you head out to start your day or enjoy leisurely with a hot cup of tea. They also would be a a tasty after school snack for the kids! I enjoyed a slice before hitting the gym.

Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam made without refined sugar. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast bar or afternoon pick me up! The Foodie Affair

Strawberry Oat Bars with Chia Jam
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 cup strawberry chia seed jam
  • 5-7 fresh strawberries, cleaned and diced
  • Oat Bars
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8 X 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In a separate large bowl blend with an electric hand mixer the egg, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Combine the wet and dry ingredients mixing until a dough is formed. Remove about 1 cup for topping.
  3. Place dough on the bottom of the prepared baking pan and with your hands press down evenly forming a solid crust. Spoon strawberry chia seed jam over the dough and spread evenly. Add fresh diced strawberries on top of the jam. Crumble remaining dough mixture over the strawberries. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown. Cool, remove from pan and slice in squares.

Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam made without refined sugar. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast bar or afternoon pick me up! The Foodie Affair

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Strawberry Oat Bars with chia seed jam made without refined sugar. These bars are a tasty snack, breakfast bar or afternoon pick me up! The Foodie Affair

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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13 Comments en Strawberry Oat Bars with Chia Jam

  1. avatar
    March 10, 2016

    A delicious way to use up your chia jam. I loved that recipe so I know your strawberry oat bars will be a huge hit. Yeah for strawberry season. Pinned and shared!

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    Kelly says:
    March 11, 2016

    Beautiful!!! It looks so good. Would make a pretty presentation.

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    March 11, 2016

    The strawberry chia seed jam looks and sounds amazing. I love putting chia seeds in so many things. Great idea for making the bars with it.

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    Nicky says:
    March 11, 2016

    I prefer snack bars that aren’t overly sweet. These are great with just the maple syrup. Anything with strawberries, this time of year, is usually sweet enough as it it. Thanks for this. I can’t wait to try it.

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    Christie says:
    March 11, 2016

    Love that you used your homemade chia seed jam in these. I am a sucker for a crumbling topping too.

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    March 11, 2016

    I love the combination of the fresh strawberries with the strawberry chia seed jam, these sound fantastic and would be a big hit at my house for sure!

  7. This not only looks delicious, but is made with great ingredients. I’m wanting to try the chia seed jam soon.

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    Katerina says:
    March 11, 2016

    The best way to start your day!

  9. avatar
    March 13, 2016

    You wouldn’t even know by looking at these bars that they are healthier! They look amazing! I think I am going to have to grab some strawberries at the store this coming week. 😉

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      March 15, 2016

      You need to give the chia jam a try, Kristen! I know you’ll love it and you can make a batch so in no time!

  10. avatar
    March 13, 2016

    I use chia seed in tons of stuff. It is so good for you. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Can’t wait to make it.

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    Sarah says:
    March 14, 2016

    I would love to have these on hand for breakfasts for the week! So pretty Sandra!

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