A 100 calorie homemade alternative to pre-packaged nutrition bars.
Strawberry Almond Snack Bars
Yield: 16 servings Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 35-40 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
Preheat oven to 375° F. Line and 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, lemon zest, and salt. Pour in the melted butter and stir to combine. The mixture will be crumbly. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside. Press the remaining mixture in an even layer in the bottom of the prepared baking pan.
In a separate bowl, combine the chopped strawberries, white sugar, cornstarch and lemon juice. Scatter the berries evenly over the crust.
Combine the reserved oat mixture with the slivered almonds. Sprinkle over top of the berries.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbly and the crumb topping is golden. Allow the bars to cool. Cut and enjoy!
Store in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
There are so many weird, unpronounceable, and unnecessary ingredients in nutrition bars. By making them yourself you can control the ingredients and make them as healthy as you want!
These freeze well. Make a bunch, throw them in the freezer, and take them out for lunches and snacks as you need.