While scrolling through Facebook the other night, I stumbled upon a healthy recipes website that I really liked, so I took screenshots of the recipes I wanted to mess around with, got inspired and tried a bunch of new things.
This recipe really caught my attention because it was a homemade Nutrigrain bar. My kids LOVE real Nutrigrain bars, but I don’t buy them because they have GMOs and we avoid GMOs as much as possible.
We have allergies to peanuts, tree-nuts and gluten, so I modified the recipe to work for my family.
OMG- it is so good. We are all loving it. Had to share.
2 cups of Gluten Free King Arthur flour
1 cup of coconut oil
1/2 cup of agave
1 cup of gluten free oats
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of salt (you can do a half if you like)
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of cinnamon (or to taste, I did a bit more)
Quart of strawberries (1 of the dirty dozen, so I chose organic)
Sugar to taste. I used a tablespoon
Little bit of (non-GMO) corn starch to thicken it up
Put the liquid dough ingredients together and mix with an electric mixer until it looks like it is almost creamed. Slowly add in dry ingredients, continue to mix. When all ingredients are mixed well, move to the fridge to chill.
While the dough is chilling, put the strawberries in a pot with a little bit of water. Heat it up and stir. Let it cool and put it in a blender or food processor and blend until puréed. Put it back in the pot and add the sugar, heat up and stir. Add cornstarch, the hotter it gets the more the cornstarch will work, so only add small amounts until reaching the desired thickness. Allow to cool before adding to dough.
When the dough has a nice chill, roll it out. This is where somebody who has some baking talent can make these bars look pretty-unlike mine 😀
Roll the dough flat. Then, using a pizza cutter cut out rectangles. Scoop out purée onto one side of the rectangle. Fold the dough to cover the purée and pinch the edges of the dough together to keep the purée enclosed.
Bake at 350 for approximately 8-12 minutes.
Allow to cool completely before eating.
Icing could be added to the top to make it look and taste more like a pop tart too! Each one of my kids mentioned that would be cool to do.
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