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Homemade Strawberry Cereal Bars

Written by COA Nutrition Team On June 17, 2022

These bars are soft on the outside and full of strawberry flavor! The perfect summer snack for your kiddos and can even be enjoyed as a quick breakfast or healthy dessert.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cup pastry flour, whole wheat
  • 1 cup oats, dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cream the coconut, agave, vanilla and egg, with an electric mixer.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, salt, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to your creamed ingredients, a little at a time, with an electric mixer, until it is well incorporated.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour. Once chilled, roll out on wax paper, using flour where necessary so it doesn’t stick to your rolling pin, or the counter.
  4. Cut and wash 1 cup of strawberries. Put them in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon of water.
  5. Using the edge of a wooden spoon, slowly break the strawberries up until the start to break apart. After about 5 minutes, pour strawberries into a food processor and blend until smooth. If you still would like it a little thicker, at this point, return the pureed strawberries to the saucepan, and add 1/2 tablespoon of corn starch with a few drops of water *enough to turn the corn starch liquid. Add to the strawberries and stir over low heat until it begins to thicken.
  6. Preheat oven to 350. Roll out dough, and using a pizza wheel, cut into 3X3 inch squares.
  7. Pour strawberry sauce on one side, and fold over and pinch to keep the filling in.
  8. Transfer to a cookie sheet and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  9. To keep these soft, store in a zip top bag or air proof container.

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