These Fruit Squares remind me of a Nutrigrain bar, only better. They have a coffee cake or fruit cobbler feel to them. Regardless, they’re rich and delicious and would be a great dessert to serve your non-vegan friends with a side of nice-cream. They’ll never know it’s vegan.
You can add a tbsp of hemp or chia seeds for extra nutrients. You can also use 2 cups of one kind of berry or try different combinations using different berries.
This is a high calorie recipe with lots of sugar so it’s not a diet food by any means. This is a special occasion treat or a party snack.
If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant based eating.
- 2 1/2 cups flour gluten-free if you have it
- 1 1/2 cups oats gluten-free if you have it
- 1 cup vegan butter
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tbsp corn starch
- 2 tbsp cinnamon ground
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup blueberries fresh or unsweetend frozen, thawed
- 1 cup red raspberries fresh or unsweetend frozen, thawed
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, mix 1/2 cup of flour with the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and 1/2 cup of vegan butter. Mix until well combined and put it in the refrigerator.
- In another medium bowl, mix the water and corn starch until cornstarch is dissolved.
- Add the cornstarch mixture, blueberries, raspberries, sugar and lemon juice to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat.
- Cook the berry mixture for 5 to 7 minutes stirring frequently until the mixture starts to form a thick sauce. Remove from heat and let cool.
- In a small bowl, mix the remaining 2 cups of flour, the remaining 1/2 cup of vegan butter and the salt until it forms a crumble.
- Add cold water by the tbsp and stir until the mixture forms a dough. You can add flour if it's too wet or more water if it's too dry.
- Pour the berry mixture over the dough and spread evenly.
- Crumble the chilled oat mixture over the berries to evenly cover.
- Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the oats start to brown.
Serving size is one bar, about 2x3 inches.
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