. strawberry banana oat bars .

. strawberry banana oat bars .

You’d never believe that these soft and chewy strawberry banana oat bars are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and made without any butter or oil! The perfect healthy breakfast or snack!

Remember my frozen strawberry conundrum? Where I was left with bags and bags of nothing but frozen strawberries after picking out all the rest of the fruits from my bags of frozen mixed berries? It got to be a serious problem… I had, like, 4 bags going.

And it’s not that I have anything against strawberries, but trying to eat them frozen is like trying to bite into a rock — those suckers are hard! And because I’m afraid of the dentist and would prefer to avoid ending up in ‘the chair’ with a chipped tooth that needed fixing, I pretend the strawberries don’t exist and eat around them until that’s all that’s left in the bag. And then I go out and buy another bag. Womp, womp.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries (~350g)
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats, divided
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 large ripe bananas, mashed (~1 cup)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
Read the whole recipe on Running With Spoons