Strawberry Nut Bars

Strawberry Nut Bars

The recipe today is Strawberry Nut Bars, which are great for breakfast.  I’ve mentioned before that I usually like to throw some homemade sausage and some veggies in a pan a cook up an easy breakfast.  That kind of breakfast is fast and doesn’t require a lot of prep.  But every once in awhile, I want something different…something sweet.  These bars are a great way to change up my morning routine.  Not a fan of sweets in the morning?  Not to worry…I can personally vouch for these being a great dessert too.  :)

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Strawberry Nut Bars

Ingredients

    Bars:
  • 2 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup equivalent granular sweetener (use honey for Paleo)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 chia eggs*
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup nut butter, slightly melted (I used almond butter)
  • 3 Tbsp dairy free milk (I used almond milk)
  • Topping:
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam (recipe below)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp equivalent sweetener
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. To make the bars, combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients and add them to the dry ingredients.
  4. Mix well to combine and press the mixture into an 8x8" pan lined with parchment paper.
  5. Spread the strawberry jam over the bars.
  6. To make the topping, combine all of the topping ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the strawberry jam.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes (cover with foil if the topping starts to get too dark).
  8. Allow to cool slightly and then cool completely in the refrigerator (about 1-2 hours).

Notes

1 chia egg = 1 Tbsp chia seed + 3 Tbsp water. Place the chia seeds in a small bowl and add the water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, stir, and let the mixture sit for another 1-2 minutes or until completely gelled.

Net Carb Count: Strawberry Nut Bars: 9.2 net carbs (per 1 bar serving--serves 8)

*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.

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Strawberry Jam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups halved strawberries
  • 1 Tbsp equivalent sweetener (or to taste)
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Blend the strawberries, sweetener, and water until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the chia seeds.
  3. Stir to combine and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set.

Notes

Net Carb Count*: Strawberry Jam: 18.75 net carbs (for the entire recipe--yields 1 cup)

*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.

Adapted from Eating Bird Food

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Comments

    • Karen LowCarbOneDay says

      I used Swerve (which is erythritol based), so if you’re used to using erythritol in baked recipes then it should be fine (some people have to do a blend of erythritol and stevia to get rid of the aftertaste).

  1. Celeste says

    Hi Karen! Gotta tell you that this recipe is great! We are having it for dessert as I type this. Yummy!
    I used the Erythritol and used some liquid Splenda. Worked just fine. Cooked it for 25 mins. May have to cook it a little longer in my oven. Have you used the “Bar” portion of this recipe as a crust for cheesecake? I may try that. Probably use half of the recipe for the crust.
    Thank You for this great recipe!
    Hugs from Texas :)

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