Strawberry-filled Breakfast Bars (Vegan)


Looking for an easy, go-to snack that stores well? Breakfast on the go? Just sick of buying store bought snack bars? These strawberry-jam filled breakfast bars are a great option! These are sweetened with just honey and your favorite jam, so you can make them with your own preferred sweetness and feel good about all of the ingredients!  

I used strawberry jam because that’s what we had on hand, but these would also be delicious with raspberry, boysenberry, blackberry jam. I could even see these bars being great with an apricot or orange marmalade!

Prep Time10 Min
Cook Time25 Min
Total Time35 Min
Yield: 16 square bars

INGREDIENTS:

For the bar: 

  • 1 1/2 cups oat bran 
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt or whole wheat flour 
  • 1/4 cup honey 
  • 2 Tsp vanilla 
  • 1/2 cup + 3 Tbsp vegetable or coconut oil 
  • 1/2 Tsp baking powder 
  • 1/2 Tsp baking soda 
  • 1 Tsp almond extract 

For the filling: 

  • 1 cup strawberry jam or fruit preserves 

Instructions: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together all ingredients for the bars with a spatula, until there are no more dry pockets. Line an 8×8” baking pan with greased parchment paper. Take half of the bar mixture and pack it tightly into the pan, it should be about 1/2” thickness. 

Spread the jelly on top, covering the entire area. 

Pour the remaining bar mixture on top of the jelly layer, and press down firmly with a spatula or spoon to pack it. 

Bake at 350 F., for 25-30 minutes. 

Let cool completely. Then cut into 16 square bars. 

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 week. 

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