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)!

Here's where we're linking up.
This recipe was adapted from Whole Living magazine.


  1. these sound awesome with the delicious berries and all come see what I shared at

  2. Wow does that sound supper yummy. Thanks for linking up!

  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?

  4. Sounds like a really good breakfast!

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

  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 and say hi.

  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!

  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!

  9. Michael Ann--we used 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. :)

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

  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

  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!


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