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Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Oat Bars


Happy New Year! Has anyone made a New Year’s resolution relating to their health & wellness? We’re here to help you out! Try this healthy blueberry banana oat bar recipe for an on-the-go breakfast or snack! Being a source of fibre and healthy carbohydrates, these bars will help keep you full and fuelled until your next meal or snack.

These blueberry banana oat bars are made with whole grains, fresh fruit, and a homemade chia jam. Homemade jams are a better choice than most store-bought jams, as YOU control the amount of sugar you use (and it is free of preservatives!). Chia seeds are a source of plant-based protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fibre, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and calcium. The fibre in chia seeds can help with digestion and keeping your gut bacteria happy and healthy! Additionally, berries are known to have an abundance of antioxidants, which protect against free radicals that damage cells in the body.

We used blueberries in the jam, but you can definitely make other flavours like strawberry or raspberry jam. Let us know what other flavours you try, and tag us in your photos on Instagram!

Pictures by Rachel Ma.

Yields: 12 bars

Ingredients

For the blueberry chia jam:

  • 2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen (if frozen, check the ingredients and make sure no sugar is added)

  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup

  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds

For the bars:

  • 2 cups rolled oats, divided

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 2 medium-size ripe bananas, mashed (~1 cup)

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Make the jam: