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Fresh Strawberry Oat Bars

Thanks to the July issue of Whole Living, they dedicated a few pages to the benefits of eating raw. While this way of eating is easy to some, those sweet cravings still raise their ugly heads every now and again. I decided to make their recipe for strawberry oat bars. Ready in just minutes, these will take the edge off of any sweet craving and provide you with natural sugars from dates, complex carbs from oats, a plethora of antioxidants from the berries and satisfying fats from the macadamia nuts. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
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YU Tips: You can make these bars gluten-free buy purchasing gluten-free oats. Oats don’t naturally contain gluten, but they are usually on the “avoid” list for celiacs due to crop contamination. Most oats are not raw due to processing temperatures that can exceed 100F, but you can find machines to process raw, rolled oats so they are flaked raw—make some yourself!

Tools:
Food processor

 

1. Pulse dates, nuts, and oats in a food processor until combined.

 

2. Press the date mixture into the bottom of a glass container or 9X5 inch loaf pan. Mash half of the berries and spread on top of date mixture. Top with remaining
strawberries.

4. Slice into rectangles. Enjoy!

 

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  1. Aren’t they? I couldn’t get over how simple they were – but delicious!!

  2. Lola

    I will have to make these! They sound so delicious!

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