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publication date: Feb 22, 2017

Vegan Strawberry and Blackberry Oat Squares

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I love fruit and oats…it’s a lovely combo and these make a nice change from Date Squares in our house.  It’s easy to make these gluten free by using gluten free flour and adding in ½ tsp of Xanthan Gum to the mix.

 

Free From: Dairy, Egg, Soya, Nuts

Contains: Gluten

 

Preheat oven to 400ºF, 200ºC

 

Ingredients

 

½ cup Flora Dairy Free

¼ Vegetable Shortening such as Trex

1 cup soft brown sugar

1 ¾ cup plain flour

1 tsp salt

½ tsp baking soda

1 ½ cups oats

 

Filling

300 g Blackberries

400 g Strawberries

¼ granulated sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

3 tbsp corn flour

 

Method

Grease a cake tin and set to one side.

Make the filling by adding the fruit, corn flour, sugar and lemon together in a heavy bottomed pot and simmer on a low heat for about 20 minutes.

 

The fruit will reduce and you’ll have a lovely, slightly lumpy, jam. Put to one side to cool while you make the rest of the recipe.

Jam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the Oat mixture:

Cream the margarine, shortening and sugar together until well combined.

Oat Mixture

Mix in the dry ingredients - flour, salt, baking soda and oats until well combined.

Press half the mixture into the bottom on the pan.

Top with the fruit mixture.

Oat Bars Jam

Crumble the rest of the oat mixture on top and press lightly down.

Bake for 25 minutes or until light brown.  Cut into squares while warm.

 



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