Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Tired of your old breakfast recipes? Want to try something new that will boost your energy for the day ahead? If so, get creative in the kitchen and make your own energy bars! All you need are a few basic ingredients that you might have in the kitchen. Summer is here, so use delicious fresh fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries. Our vegan oat bar recipe offers both flavor and nutrition, and it takes minutes to prepare.
If you're busy in the morning, make this delicious treat the night before. Loaded with vitamins and slow-digesting carbs, it gives you an instant energy boost. The fiber in chia seeds will keep you full until late noon and curb cravings. Thousands of years ago, Aztec warriors ate these tiny seeds for energy and strength. One serving provides over 37 percent of the recommended daily intake of fiber. It also delivers a healthy dose of omega-3s, zinc, potassium, calcium, and protein.
Full of flavor and low in calories, strawberries make healthy eating a breeze. Also known as "the queen of fruits," they're packed with antioxidants that slow down aging and protect your cells from free radicals. This delicious summer fruit is also rich in anthocyanins, a potent antioxidant that causes your body to burn stored fat for fuel. The flavonoids in strawberries improve eyesight, boost immune function, and scavenge oxidative stress.
This simple vegan recipe also calls for coconut milk, which boasts heart-healthy fats, copper, manganese, iron, and magnesium. When consumed regularly, it lowers bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart disease, and speeds up your metabolism. The medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) in coconut milk promote fat loss and support healing. They also increase satiety and keep hunger at bay. Potassium and other electrolytes help your body recover faster from exercise and daily stress.
Oats, the main ingredient in this recipe, are chock-full of fiber, minerals, and complex carbs that suppress hunger. Oats are a perfect breakfast food as they fill you up quickly and fuel your body with energy. Since they contain no gluten, they’re ideal for those with a wheat allergy or celiac disease. When consumed as part of a balanced diet, oats may help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar levels. Beta-glucan, a special fiber found in oats, boosts cardiovascular health and improves blood lipids. It also aids in digestion and helps prevent insulin spikes.
As you can see, these decadent strawberry oat bars are healthy and nutritious. Enjoy them first thing in the morning, between meals, or whenever you’re in the mood for a light snack. Even your kids will love them! They’re vegan, gluten free, and high in fiber. The flavor is to die for! On top of that, they have no chemicals or additives like commercial bars. Actually, most bars found in stores are nothing but junk food in disguise. They contain tons of sugar, synthetic dyes, and artificial flavors that harm your health. It’s not unusual to see palm oil, margarine, table sugar, or high-fructose corn syrup listed on the label.
This easy, flavorful recipe promotes health and well-being. Crunchy and full of goodness, these bars will delight your senses and ward off hunger. They taste so great that you won’t believe they’re vegan and sugar-free! Try one yourself – you’ll want an extra serving right away!
Energy-Boosting Vegan Strawberry Oat Bars Recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8-10 servings
1.5 cup oats
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 chia egg (4 tbsp warm water mixed with 1 tbsp. chia seeds)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup almond flour
3/4 cup of raw honey or maple syrup
A pinch of Himalayan salt
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons flaxseeds (for topping)
1 tablespoon chia seeds
3 cups strawberries, chopped
Stevia or raw honey to taste
Line a pan with parchment paper.
Add the strawberries and honey or maple syrup to a pot and heat for 2-3 minutes. Add one tablespoon of chia seeds. Stir the mixture, bring to a boil, and simmer for another 15 minutes. Let it cool.
In a bowl, combine the flax egg and chia seeds. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and stir well. Combine the dry and wet ingredients and pour them into the pan.
Add the strawberry mixture on top. Sprinkle flax seeds over the top. Bake for half an hour at 350 degrees F. Let it cool and then slice into bars. Place the bars in the fridge for at least one hour. Enjoy!
If you're on a diet, swap honey for stevia.
Add vanilla essence, dark chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or crushed walnuts for extra flavor.
The strawberries can be replaced with blueberries, raspberries, apples, or other fruit.
Feel free to use almond milk instead of coconut milk.
The batter can be used for cookies too.
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