Breakfast oatmeal bars with blueberry chia jam



If you have overnight-oat fatigue, but still want to enjoy the health benefits of oats; this is the perfect new breakfast for you. These blueberry oatmeal bars are super wholesome, healthy, and tasty. This recipe yields 9 square bars, perfect for breakfasts and snacks throughout the week!


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Ingredients


Oatmeal bar base

2 1/2 cups oat flour

2 tbsp Now Rawsome whole-food meal

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

3 bananas, mashed

1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk


Blueberry chia jam

4 cups blueberries

2 tbsp chia seeds


Nut granola topping

1/4 cup walnuts

1/4 cup pepitas

1/4 cup pecans

1/4 cup hemp hearts

2 tbsp maple syrup


Instructions


In a medium pot, bring 4 cups of frozen blueberries to a simmer on medium. Reduce the heat to low, and cook them until the volume has reduced by half, about 30 minutes. Constantly stir to avoid burning, and use your spoon to mash up some of the berries. Once berries have reduced, add in the chia seeds. The chia seeds will help thicken the jam. Let the jam sit aside while you prepare the granola topping and oat base.


For the granola topping, combine the walnuts, pepitas, pecans, hemp hearts, and maple syrup. Set aside until later.


For the oat base, preheat the oven to 350 F. Combine the oat flour and Now Rawsome with baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk with the banana and vanilla. Combine the wet and the dry, and pour into a greased or lined 8x8 baking dish. Top with the blueberry jam, and then the nut granola topping. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cooked through, and a toothpick comes out clean.

Disclaimer: Now Rawsome whole-food meal was gifted to me by Vista Magazine Canada

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