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Almond Butter & Jelly Snack Bars (gf, df)

  • Author: APRÉS RUN
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Description

These snack bars are a wholesome take on a classic childhood favorite. Packed with whole grains and healthy monosaturated fats, they are a feel-good food with all day staying power and won’t leave you hungry an hour or two later. They’re enjoyed just as well for breakfast, an afternoon snack, dessert, or pre-workout. Enjoy!


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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted*
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberry jam (unsweetened or fruit-juice-sweetened preferred)
  • 23 tablespoons natural almond butter, for drizzling on top**

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F. Prepare a square baking dish – either lining with parchment paper or greasing with a little coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (oat flour through salt).
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together melted coconut oil, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and knead together until a thick, sticky dough forms. Don’t be afraid to use your hands!
  5. Measure out 1/2 cup of the dough, and set aside. Using either a spatula or your hands, press the rest of the dough into an even layer at the bottom of your baking dish. This will form your crust.
  6. Spoon the strawberry jam on top of the crust layer, and spread evenly to cover the dough.
  7. Crumble the reserved dough over the strawberry jam layer to finish.
  8. Bake for 40 minutes, until the crust and top layer reach a nice, golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.
  9. Drizzle drippy almond butter over cooled bars, then cut into squares and remove from pan.
  10. Enjoy! Bars are best stored in the fridge and served cool.

Notes

*Make sure melted coconut oil is cooled slightly before combining with the beaten egg – otherwise it will scramble.

**Natural almond butter has just one or two ingredients – almonds and maybe salt. It should have a drippy, wet consistency (unlike Jif or Skippy brands). Warm if necessary before drizzling.

Keywords: Almond butter, jelly, peanut butter and jelly, healthy baking, snack bars, healthy snacks, healthy on the go

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