It’s been a crazy busy week so our usually bustling kitchen has been rather neglected lately. Demi was itching to get back in there this afternoon to prepare a breakfast for tomorrow morning and so we settled the boys in front of some lego and set about creating this bar.
I had some strawberries in the freezer that I’ve been meaning to use up so we based this recipe around those.
It’s been relatively hot here in Australia so my coconut oil was more melted than solid and so coconut was decided on as the secondary flavour. Our newest form of a fruity bar was a huge hit for breakfast this morning, all three kids thoroughly enjoying them.
Sugar free, no bake and fibre and nutrient rich, these bars are a real winner. And incredibly easy too, always a positive.
No Bake Strawberry Coconut Bars
1 1/2 cups of ground oats or oat flour
1/4 of a cup of desicated coconut
1/2 a cup of melted coconut oil
1 heaped tbls of peanut butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 a cup of chopped strawberries
*Makes 10 bars
1. Line a 10×20cm rectangular pan with baking paper.
2. Chop the strawberries into quarters.
3. Grind your oats in a food processor until a flour like consistency forms, if you’re not using oat flour.
4. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave until it is liquid for about 30 seconds.
5. In a large bowl mix everything together using a rubber spatula until everything comes together into a firm batter.
6. Press the mixture into your pan using a metal spoon to get right into the corners, getting the top as smooth as possible.
7. Set in the fridge for 2 hours.
8. Slice into bars, five slices straight down and then directly through the middle horizontally* (see notes).
Done! Easy treats like this one are great just to have on hand. My lot had a couple of them for breakfast, but just one is the perfect size for a mid morning or afternoon treat with a hot drink. Strawberry and coconut, can’t go wrong!
* If they break when you cut them, don’t stress. Rustic is good! Mine kept together, but two did crumble on the edges. Nobody minded.
Nutrition facts based on one bar.