Cherry Pie Crumble Bars
 
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A healthy oat bar that is full of fresh cherries and is topped with a coconut almond crumble. Tastes like your biting into a cherry pie.
Serves: 16 Bars
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups Cherry Quick Jam or cherry preserves
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup to sweeten jam (optional)
  • **For Base**
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • ¾ cups oatmeal (not quick oats)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • **Topping**
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • ¼ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup oatmeal
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. Coconut Oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar or brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F spray an 8 x8 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Base: In a bowl add oat flour,oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into large bowl. Stir. Now add in the applesauce, maple syrup, water, vanilla and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan and push down firmly with fingers to smooth out.
  3. In a small bowl add Cherry Quick Jam and maple syrup, and spread over top of oat mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl add almond meal, shredded, coconut, ¼ cup oat flour, ¼ cup oats, cinnamon and salt. Mix well. Add coconut oil and coconut sugar. Crumble mixture with your fingers. Sprinkle over top of Cherry mixture.
  5. Bake for 30 - 35 mins. at 375F or until the top is slightly golden and firm. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting into squares.
Notes
To make oat flour, add oatmeal to a food processor and process until a flour forms.

If your using cherry preserves, you do not need to add the maple syrup to the jam. I did this to make my jam a little sweeter.

If you do not have coconut sugar, use brown sugar instead.

Calories per bar: 99, Fat: 3.2, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 107, Potassium: 70, Carbs: 16.3, Fiber: 2.1, Sugar: 6.3, Protein: 2.3
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Bar
Recipe by PB + P Design at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2012/06/04/cherry-pie-crumble-bars/