Mixed Berry & Walnut Breakfast Bars

Who doesn't love oatmeal? Okay, I'll admit that I don't always love it, but I do appreciate the benefits of oats. They're high in protein & soluble fibre, help lower cholesterol, & stabilize blood sugar, which is why they're the main star of this recipe! Pair oats with berries and you have yourself a fantastic combination. For this recipe I used raspberries and blueberries. Whats so great about berries you might wonder? First of all they're delicious! Besides that, they're bursting with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, also high in fibre and may help stabilize blood sugar. What's up with walnuts? They're a great source of healthy fats, specifically omega-3's which some studies show improve mood. Mix 'em all together and you'll be pleasantly surprised how delicious these bars are. I called them breakfast but they also make a great snack!





Ingredients:

  • 1 flax egg ( 1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons warm water)

  • 1 1/3 cups unsweetened oat milk ( or any plant milk)

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons ceylon cinnamon

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 1/2 cups berries


Method:

  1. Set your oven to 375f (190c) and line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper

  2. Premix your flax egg in a small bowl & set aside

  3. In a medium bowl, mix the oat milk, maple syrup and vanilla

  4. In a larger bowl, mix the oats, baking powder, and cinnamon

  5. Add the flax egg to the wet ingredients

  6. Make a well in the dry mixture and pour the wet mixture in the dry

  7. Stir until combined, then gently fold in the walnuts and berries

  8. Pour mixture into the baking dish, and top with more chopped walnuts and berries if desired

  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the middle is firm and the top is light golden brown

  10. Allow to cool slightly, then cut into bars and enjoy!

These will stay fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days. Reheat them in the toaster oven or microwave.







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