The long awaited *because I forgot then got busy* Strawberry Almond Bars have arrived. Thanks go to a couple of dear readers who graciously reminded me. 🙂
Yes, life got busy and a lot was going on. Now that I have an ability to attend more to this blog, I am revamping my site. I think you may have noticed that. It is happening as I have the time and the money. So just keep me in prayer as I amlearning a bunch and trying to keep up with life at home first (to the glory of God) and keep up with you all.
I will also be going through everyone of my recipes and menu’s with a fine tooth comb making sure that nothing is missing. If a recipe was never linked, it will be. If a recipe was not perfect because maybe you have a different taste then I do, I will tweak it.
So get ready to have a lot of recipes coming your way. I do this to keep a promise to myself and you, as well as hopefully help you on your health journey.
These bars had been made for Menu 1 on my combo Trim Healthy Mama and GAPS Stage 5. The Strawberry Almond Bars were provided for lunch. They are really great for breakfast, a snack or addition to any meals you like. If you are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan then you want to eat these knowing they are S.
On to the recipe!
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup shredded coconut flakes
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 doonks THM stevia (or to taste, about 1/8 tsp depending on brand)
- 1/2 cup extra virgin coconut oil *(or butter, or nut butter)
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup sugar free strawberry chia preserves
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 9X13 inch pyrex dish and set aside.
- Melt coconut oil on the stove at low heat and let cool slightly.
- Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, be sure to break up all the coconut flour balls that form with your fingers.
- In a separate bowl, combine eggs, coconut oil, and vanilla.
- Mix the eggs mixture with the flour mixture very well.
- Take approximately half of the dough and sprinkle in chunks as evenly as possible over the bottom of the pyrex dish. Press firmly so that it is as even as possible leaving no holes.
- Spread the strawberry chia preserves evenly over the bottom dough layer.
- Now sprinkle the remaining dough evenly over the strawberry preserves. Press firmly and evenly. You may leave a few holes so you can see the jam. The choice is yours.
- Place in the oven and bake uncovered for 25 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
- Serve and enjoy!
- * I made mine with coconut oil. They were lovely! But a little crumbly which myself and my friends did not mind (we ate everyone one of them). I would suggest using the butter or nut butter if you are concerned with any crumbliness.
- Here is the link for the preserves, you might need it! 🙂 http://www.countingalljoy.com/2015/01/strawberry-chia-preserves.html
This is how your dough will look after mixing:
Here is the layer of luscious Sugar Free Strawberry Chia Preserves:
And the final product:
If you can’t wait till tomorrow to make these and you don’t already have a super simple recipe for sugar free strawberry preserves, you can use this recipe for now (now that the right recipe is here… you could still use the other ones to make a great berry bar!). Just replace the berries with strawberries. I will post the Sugar Free Strawberry Preserves tomorrow.
These bars were amazing. I am not kidding. We practically licked the plate. The we I am speaking of was my friend and her husband. Both families children had a taste, but we ate most of it! I do try not to do that by the way.
Remember, if you are doing Trim Healthy Mama, these are an S. And for GAPS, Stage 5. I know some of you may be wondering is stevia on GAPS… Well no. But that was a choice our family had to make. You do what you need to do.
No go bake your britches off! On second thought, maybe you should keep your britches on and just go bake 😉
What is your absolute favorite bar recipe? Is it on plan for THM? If not and you aren’t sure how to tweak it, shoot me an email or comment below and I will help you!
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