Berry Streusel Bars

[ 3 ] February 1, 2013 |

Berry Streusel Bars

Let’s talk about coconut oil. I started using coconut oil myself few years ago. I have been so impressed after reading about the health benefits of coconut oil, that I felt an obligation to use it in my daily routine.

Coconut oil has a long and highly respected reputation in many culture of the world.

Whenever I can, I love to incorporate some coconut oil into my recipes.

Berry Streusel Bars

When making berry crumble bars, the coconut oil is a perfect substitute for butter, shortening or processed vegetable oils.

Eating foods containing healthy ingredients is like putting high-octane fuel into your car. You have more energy and feel better.

Berry Streusel Bars

These Vegan Berry Crumble Bars are gluten free and packed with healthy ingredients. I use some raspberries and blueberries, but note that you can use any berries of you choice.

 

Berry Streusel Bars

 

Berry Crumble Bars
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats (or gluten free rolled oats)
  • ½ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ cup walnut, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. cane sugar
  • ¼ tsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 6 dates
  • 4 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 cup fresh fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 tsp. corn starch or arrowroot
  • 3 tsp. agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8×8 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine oats, almond meal and coconut flour and walnut. Pulse until oats and walnuts are fully ground but leaving some texture about one minute.
  3. Add sugar, lemon juice, vanilla extract to the mixture and pulse until well combined. Leaving the food processor running, add one date at a time through the shoot until all dates have been fully incorporated and the mixture begins to come together.
  4. Add coconut oil and blend for about 30 seconds.
  5. Transfer half of the mixture to the prepared pan and press down firmly to evenly distribute the crust.
  6. In a medium bowl, add berries, corn starch, agave and vanilla extract. Toss well.
  7. Fold the fruit mixture on top of the crust and distribute it evenly.
  8. Sprinkle the remaining crust mixture on top of the fruit and gently press down to cover the fruits
  9. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes, until the top begins to brown. Remove from oven and cool on a rack.

 

Berry Streusel Bars

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Category: Breakfast, Cookies/Bars, Healthy Choices, Recipe Index, Snacks, Sweets, Vegan, Vegetarian

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  1. Nancy P says:

    I just found your website, and love the Chocolate and Banana Cookies. This recipe is my next “try”. I have all ingredients on hand except the fresh berries. My 17 year old daughter just went vegetarian, and is also trying to be vegan, so she will be thrilled with this recipe! Thanks!

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