GF Cherry Almond Oat Bars

Wanna quick and easy breakfast bar for when you’re on the go?

It has a soft chewy bottom, spread with cherry jam and topped with a sweet almond crumble. ( Perfect, right?) You can’t go wrong with that.

This cherry almond bar is great to grab-and-go or to just have with your morning coffee/tea. It’s easy, GF, DF, V and delicious.

If you love almond extract as much as I do then you’ll love these. A great thing about these is that they’re not overpoweringly sweet, like most bars, so they’re easier to chow down on. (I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just have a hard time eating those super sweet bars. Especially on an empty stomach. )

Now let’s get baking!🥄

  • 1 1/2 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of cherry jam
  • 3/4 cup of cane sugar
  • 3/4cup + 2 tbsp of water
  • 1/4 cup of brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp of Double acting baking powder
  • 1tsp of Xanthan Gum
  • 2 tsp of almond extract
  • 1/4 cup of slivered almond

Prep: 15 min.

Baking: 40-50min.

Preheat oven to 350°

Bottom Layer: Combine 1 cup of coconut flour, 3/4 cup of oats, 1/2 cup of sugar, brown rice flour, Xanthan gum, and baking powder in a bowl. Mix together.

The extra oats, coconut flour, and sugar will be saved for the crumble topping. So you can add the extras to another bowl.

Add the 3/4 cup of water, 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract. Mix together. Add a little more water if needed.

The dough will be a little crumby, but that’s alright, so don’t worry.

Crumble topping: combine the remainder of the coconut flour, oats, and sugar. Add the water and oil and use your fingers to crumble the mixture together. (Add another tbsp of oil if needed.) Set side.

Oil the bottom of a 8 x 11 pan and pack the first dry mixture down into the pan. Use a fork to poke some holes in the dough to ensure that it’ll bake evenly through.

Spread the jam over the first layer. Then add the crumble mixture and slivered almonds over the top.

Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes until golden brown on top.

Let them cool for 10 minutes before cutting them. You can eat them right then and there ( they’re amazing when they’re warm!) or store them in the fridge for later use.

I’m enjoying a warm one right now and let me tell you that you need to make these. That way we can both share in the happiness of these yummy treats!

I hope you enjoy these at much as I am. Happy eating peeps!

~xoxo Juliana Marie

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