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Healthy Strawberry Oat Squares
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From the amazing vegan blog So delicious!

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Baked Good
  • 1.5 cups regular oats
  • 1 cup whole-grain Kamut flour (or mix of white and whole wheat)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Sucanat sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 1 chia egg (1 tbsp chia seeds+ 4 tbsp warm water, mixed)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp Earth Balance or butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (for topping only)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a square pan (I used a 9×9) with parchment paper and oil the sides of the pan and base. In a medium sized pot, add the chopped strawberries and sugar. Heat over low until the strawberries begin to sweat and it gets a bit watery. Once it heats down a bit, add in the chia seeds, and stir well. Bring to a boil and then simmer over low to medium heat for at least 10 minutes. Once it has thickened a bit, remove from heat and cool for 5-10 mins. You may also add arrowroot powder to thicken it up more if desired, but I didn’t have any.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the chia or flax egg and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the oat base dry ingredients: oats, flour, Sucanat/brown sugar, baking soda, salt. In a small bowl, mix the melted earth balance, maple syrup, almond milk, and chia egg. Stir well.
  4. Add the wet mixture (reserving 1/2 cup of the mixture) to the dry and mix well, using hands if necessary. Pour the oat mixture onto the square pan and press down with fingers. Use a pastry roller to smooth out if desired. Pour on strawberry mixture and smooth out.
  5. Now sprinkle on the reserved 1/2 cup oat mixture and sprinkle on. Now sprinkle on 1 tbsp of sesame seeds or coconut.
  6. Bake at 350F for approximately 30 minutes. Allow to fully cool for at least 30-40 minutes before gently removing from pan. Slice and then store in a container in the fridge to keep firm.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Jam/Jelly (OK ingredients)  N N N N N N N N
Oat/Oat Bran/Oatmeal1 ,2 B N B B B N N A
Sea Salt3 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Milk3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sesame Seed3 ,5 N N A A A A N N

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sucanat- A A A A A A A A
Honey3 N N N A N N N A
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A
Maple Syrup- N N N A N N N A

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wheat (White Flour Products)1 ,2 ,5 N A N A N A A A
Wheat (Whole Wheat Products)1 ,2 ,5 N A N A A A A A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are known to be common allergens.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

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