Monday, August 29, 2011

Strawberry Oat-Almond Bars



You know what is cool? Besides being beautiful and delicious, these babies have no sugar. Zero. Well, of course unless you want to get all technical--they have no refined sugars, only the sugars found naturally in the ingredients. As nature intended sugar to be eaten I say.
Also, they are raw. No need to turn on a hot oven on a hot day.



The crust is made by pulsing dates, almonds, and oats in a food processor (I just used my Vita Mix). Then, you press that crust into a bread pan, spread some smashed-up strawberries on top and then top that with sliced strawberries. Easy peasy. And yummy.



Strawberry Oat-Almond Bars

1 1/2 to 2 c. pitted dates
1/4 c. raw almonds
2 Tbsp. old-fashioned rolled oats
1 lb. strawberries

1. Pulse the dates, nuts, oats, and a dash of salt in a food processor until combined.
2. Press teh date mixture inot the bottom of a bread loaf pan.
3. Mash about 1 c. of the strawberris adn spread on top of the date mixture.
4. Slice the remaining strawberries. Snich a few and add the rest to the top.
5. Slice and serve.

Enjoy (guiltlessly)!
 

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This recipe was adapted from Whole Living magazine.

13 comments:

  1. these sound awesome with the delicious berries and all come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  2. Wow does that sound supper yummy. Thanks for linking up!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  3. Stopping by from Take a Look Tuesday, you have some delicious ideas, I can't wait to try some new recipes! These look so great, but I'm wondering, is the date taste in the crust noticeable?

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  4. Sounds like a really good breakfast!

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  5. These look great. And easy. I pinned it.

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  6. Those are gorgeous! I bet they taste as good as they look.

    I am a new follower from the Show and Tell Linking Party at Blue Cricket Design. If you have a chance come by http://messforless.blogspot.com and say hi.
    Thanks!

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  7. Jaimie, these look really good! And easy, which grabs me every time :-) Hey, how did you get that little signature thing at the end of your post? I like it!
    http://thebiggreenbowl.blogspot.com

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  8. Dates are so sweet. {They are better than sugar}. Do you soak your oats? Are the cooked?

    If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you there!

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  9. Michael Ann--we used http://www.mylivesignature.com/ to make our signatures and then pasted the html code into the blog post template. :)
    Nicolette--no soaking, no cooking for the oats! just raw and it was great. :)

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  10. OH I am so trying these!! Thanks for a great treat recipe!

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  11. Hi Jaime,
    Your Strawberry Oat Almond Bars are just beautiful. I just love all those fresh berries on that yummy bar. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. yum! These look delicious! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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