Hmmm…, bars, flapjacks, squares. Lovely! Whatever they have named, these (usually) square size baked goodies taste amazing as a snack in between meals! The filling varies endless; think about caramel, dark or white chocolate, nuts, seeds, shredded coconut, etc. 

cranberry-maple-oatmeal-squares-32Can you imagine a crispy cinnamon and maple spiced oatmeal layer and another layer of maple tossed cranberries with another layer of oatmeal on top?

No need to imagine. This recipe below allows you to make these heavenly super natural fruity maple flavoured squares. As if you didn’t already know, dried fruits are a good source of minerals, fibers and energy (from the natural sugar). Oatmeal is high in fibers & protein and glutenfree! (watch the label). It stabilizes your blood sugar, makes you feel full longer and reduces the risk of several diseases! 

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So, don’t buy these refined sugar and bad fat filled squares in the store no more, and make them yourself! These cranberry maple oatmeal squares are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan. They don’t contain refined sugar, butter or wheat flour. They are 100% guaranteed to please your energy level for a longer time with only the good stuff and please your sweet tooth. All in a natural way! 

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Cranberry maple oatmeal squares
These cranberry maple oatmeal squares are gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and vegan. They provide your body with quick and slow releasing energy from natural ingredients! They crispy on the top and have a soft inside from the dried fruits paste. Enjoy!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Passive Time 15 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (180 celsius).
  2. Line a loaf pan (5×9”) with parchement paper
  3. Put the chia seeds (or flax seeds) in a small bowl, add the water and stir. Let rest until it becomes gelatinous (about 10 minutes)
  4. Combine the oats, oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a large bowl
  5. In another bowl, mix the maple syrup, almonds milk, vanilla extract and chia egg
  6. Add the liquid mixture to the dry mixture and stir until combined
  7. Take about 2/3 of the dough mixture and press this evenly into the prepared baking pan, to form the bottom crust
  8. Put the cranberries in a small bowl and add 1 tbsp of maple syrup and toss well
  9. Evenly spread the cranberries on top of the first layer (see picture) and gently press them in the dough (with a spoon)
  10. Now add the few tbsp oatmeal to the remaining 1/3 dough and mix gently (with fingertips)
  11. Put this crumbly mixture on the cranberry layer and press this lightly down
  12. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top is golden brown (I needed to put the grill on for 5 more minutes, to get a golden and crispy crust)
  13. Let cool for 15 minutes before removing from baking pan
  14. Later on, cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into 8-10 bars
  15. You can keep them for up to two weeks when you store them in the refrigerator.
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