You always knew it was going to be a good day when you got to lunch and pulled out a crumbly, mouth-watering Strawberry Nutri-Grain Bar from your lunch box. I have decided that these homemade Nutri-Grain Bars will help make a comeback.
Now that I am more grown up, I wanted to remake this lunchtime favorite, but healthier. I found this recipe from my favorite vegan blog, Oh She Glows, and made it gluten-free and dairy-free.
I think of these as healthy homemade strawberry Nutri-Grain Bars. You can also make these with regular oats and dairy. Another suggestion is making the bars with a homemade raspberry, blueberry, or peach jam. However you choose to make these bars, they’ll sure to be a hit.
I suggest freezing the bars after letting them cool and then letting the bars defrost before eating. They make for a great snack, an on the go breakfast, or a light summer dessert.
Homemade Strawberry Nutri-Grain Bars
- Prep Time:30 minutes
- Cook Time:30 minutes
- Total Time:60 minutes
- Servings:9-12 bars
- 1.5 cup oats
- 1 cup flour (whole wheat, gluten-free, etc.)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 10 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoon almond milk
- 1 box fresh strawberries
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare ingredients.
Finely chop fresh strawberries and combine with sugar in a sauce pan over medium heat. Continue to let simmer for about 15-20 minutes until it has the “jam” look. Add vanilla and chia seeds, then mix well.
Combine dry ingredients into one large bowl and mix together with fork until it seems sticky and mixed.
Pat down 3/4 of dry ingredients into a greased pan, I used a 9×9. Spread cooled and congealed jelly mixture on top, then sprinkle remaining dry mixture on top.
#SpoonTip:You can choose to sprinkle, or split dry ingredients half and half for a more stable bar.
Bake in heated oven, until top takes on a golden brown color.
Let cool, then slice up to serve! Either serve fresh or freeze and then slightly defrost.