Cherry Pie Bars

Serves 16

Ingredients

  • For the base:
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 3/4 cup oats (not quick oats)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • For the filling:
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry preserves
  • For the topping:
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray a 8 x 8 pan with cooking spray and set it aside.
  2. For the base, combine the oat flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Mix in the applesauce, syrup, water and vanilla. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and firmly push it down using your fingers.
  3. Spread the preserves over the oat mixture in the pan.
  4. To make the topping, combine the almond meal, coconut, oat flour, oats, cinnamon and salt in a bowl. Add the coconut oil and the sugar, and mix everything together. Using your fingers, crumble the topping over the preserves in the pan.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is slightly golden and firm. Allow the bars to cool for at least 20 minutes before cutting them into squares and serving.

Nutritional Information per Serving

Serving size = 1 bar

  • 99 Calories
  • 3.2 g Fat
  • 107 mg Sodium
  • 16.3 g Carbohydrate
  • 2.1 g Fiber
  • 2.3 g Protein

Source: Peanut Butter and Peppers

Photo credit: josie lynn richards on Flickr

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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