How To Make Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (Gluten Free)

My son just graduated from high school last week and on most mornings I made him a juice for breakfast.  On days where there was no time to make a fresh juice, these strawberry oatmeal bars were what we grabbed on the way out the door.  I’m sure my son was grateful for those rushed days when he could trade the morning juice or smoothie for these delicious bars!  This is a far cry from the pop tarts and donuts I used to feed him for breakfast when he was little.

ingredients to make strawberry oatmeal bars on a white platter

 

Join me and I’ll show you how to make these easy strawberry oatmeal bars.  Although oats are naturally gluten free, they are sometimes made in a facility where gluten is present.  If you have celiac disease and need to make sure there is no gluten at all in the oats Bob’s Red Mill makes certified gluten free oats.

What You Need for Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

  • 1 cup gluten free oats – note: if you have a serious gluten allergy one would have to make sure it’s made in a facility that doesn’t process wheat and barley.
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 3 tablespoon xylitol
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • a sprinkle of arrowroot or tapioca flour for the top of berries
  • squeeze of lemon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
close up of baked strawberry oatmeal bars

How To Make Easy Strawberry Oatmeal Bars (Gluten Free)

  • Cut strawberries in small pieces
  • Add about ¼ tsp of arrowroot or tapioca powder to the strawberries and squeeze a dash of lemon and stir.
  • Set strawberries aside.
  • Mix all ingredients (except strawberries) in one bowl.
  • Set aside ¼ cup of the oatmeal mixture for the top.

Instructions Continued

  • Line square pan with parchment paper and spray with non stick spray.
  • Place oatmeal mixture in pan and press down.
  • Top with strawberries.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of xylitol on top berries.
  • Crumble the remaining oatmeal mixture that you had set aside on top and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Let completely cool before cutting.
  • Note: If you are following the Doug Kaufmann Diet (aka the Kaufmann diet) this recipe would be considered Kaufmann 2.  Doug Kaufmann of Know the Cause has dedicated his life to helping people overcome chronic health issues caused by mold.

Nutrition In Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberries

High in Vitamin C and antioxidants.  Strawberries also have anti inflammatory properties and may also protect against heart disease and cancer.

Oats

Oats are a whole grain naturally gluten free.  Sometimes they are processed in plants that also process wheat and barely so be careful if you are 100% gluten free. Oats are good for the heart, help regulate blood pressure, and contains antioxidants.

Almond Flour

Almond flour contains a good amount of Vitamin E which is great for our brain.  It also contains antioxidants to help reduce diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Chia Seeds

The food of the ancient warriors!  Mayan and Aztec warriors consumed plenty of chia seeds because they felt these little “magical” seeds increased their endurance.  These tiny seeds are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, fiber and protein.  According to WebMd chia seeds may lead to better bone health, reduced inflammation, and improved blood sugar levels.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars & Healing Sinusitis
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Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup gluten free oats - note: if you have a serious gluten allergy one would have to make sure it's made in a facility that doesn't process wheat and barley.
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 6 tablespoons almond flour
  • 6 tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 3 tablespoon xylitol
  • 2 tablespoons organic maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • a sprinkle of arrowroot or tapioca flour for the top of berries
  • squeeze of lemon
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Cut strawberries in small pieces, add about ¼ tsp of arrowroot or tapioca powder to the strawberries and squeeze a dash of lemon and stir. Set strawberries aside. Mix all ingredients (except strawberries) in one bowl. Set aside ¼ cup of the oatmeal mixture for the top. Line square pan with parchment paper and spray with non stick spray. Place oatmeal mixture in pan and press down. Top with strawberries. Sprinkle a small amount of xylitol on top berries. Crumble the remaining oatmeal mixture that you had set aside on top and bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Let completely cool before cutting.
Notes
If you are following the Kaufmann diet (also known as the Kaufmann diet) this recipe would be okay on Doug Kaufmann's Kaufmann 2 diet.

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