Vegan Raspberry Chia Bars (Gluten free, Dairy free)

vegan raspberry chia bars

Vegan Raspberry Chia Bars

Now that it’s summer (It’s a particularly hot day here in the UK!) it’s time to bring out the summery, fruity, light desserts (don’t worry I’ll also be posting chocolate recipes haha!), and these vegan raspberry chia bars tick all the right boxes!

vegan raspberry chia bars

The base is a combination of ground oats and ground almonds mixed in with some coconut oil and almonds butter (two of my favourite sources of good fats!) and chia seeds as a binder instead of eggs. To sweeten, I’m using xylitol – my favourite sugar-free sweetener.

The filling is a sweet and slightly tart homemade raspberry chia jam. You can use shop bought jam but making your own jam using chia seeds is so so simple, quick to make and you only need 3 main ingredients.

vegan raspberry chia bars

I’ve made these bars a few times and they always go down a treat and rarely last longer than a couple of days! These vegan raspberry chia bars are great as a light dessert after a meal or even a good snack that you can take with you when you’re out and about and feel peckish. They’re also gluten-free (if you use gluten-free oats), dairy-free and sugar-free.

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Vegan Raspberry Chia Bars
Serves 16
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup raspberry chia jam
  2. 1 cup oat flour*
  3. 3/4 cup ground almonds
  4. 2 chia eggs (2 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 6 tbsp water)
  5. 2 tbsp almond butter (or cashew butter, peanut butter...etc)
  6. 3 tbsp coconut oil
  7. 1 tsp baking powder
  8. 1/4 tsp salt
  9. 1/4 cup (4 tbsp) xylitol (or you can use other granulated sweetener)
  10. *Make your own oat flour by blending plain oats in a blender/food processor into a fine flour.
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180*C (160*C fan assisted)/ 350*F
  2. Prepare your chia eggs by mixing the chia seeds with the water in a small bowl. Leave to set for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the oat flour, ground almonds, salt, baking powder and stevia.
  4. Add in the almond butter, melted coconut oil and chia eggs and mix until well combined.
  5. Line an 8" cake tin with parchment paper. Transfer 3/4 of the base mixture into the pan and press down using a spatula, the back of a spoon or your hands.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, take out and spread the jam layer on top.
  7. Crumble the rest of the base mixture on top then return to the oven and bake for a further 20 minutes.
  8. Take out and leave to cool down completely.
  9. Note: I like to store my bars in the fridge. The texture is much nicer when cold.
Notes
  1. Nutritional information (estimated per slice)
  2. Calories: 105 calories
  3. Protein: 2.9g
  4. Carbs: 7.2g
  5. Fats: 7.4g
  6. Fibre: 3.2g
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Comments

  1. says

    o my my my…those fruity chia bars look berry awesome! The colour is just AMAZING, and the flavour…out of this world! Great job, Nadia.

    • Nadia says

      Thank you Angie ๐Ÿ˜€ Raspberries to give the most beautiful colour! They’re nice and light, what a summer dessert should be like! x

    • Nadia says

      Thank you Ciara ๐Ÿ˜€ love making chia jam too, it’s so easy and it I think tastes better than shop bought ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Nadia says

      Thank you Anupama ๐Ÿ˜€ homemade raspberry chia jam does have the most beautiful colour ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  2. says

    These look INCREDIBLE Nadia! My mouth is seriously watering right now. I can’t get enough of raspberries at the moment, so I can tell I’m going to love making these bars. Thank you so much for sharing! Mmmm!

    • Nadia says

      Thank you Harriet ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m sure you’ll LOVE these bars ๐Ÿ˜€ you can use any type of jam really, but raspberry is definitely my favourite ๐Ÿ˜€ x

  3. says

    I have had a raspberry bar on my “to-try” list for ever but I have never made anything like it so it keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the list! yours looks incredible! definitely inspiring me I bet it was absolutely delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‰ pinning this for sure!

    • Nadia says

      I have lots of those recipes that I really want to make but for some reason I just never get around to making them! I hope you try these bars ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Nadia says

      Ooo fig raspberry chia jam sounds yummy! Must try it next ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you Rebecca ๐Ÿ™‚ these bars are so light, perfect for summer ๐Ÿ˜€ x

    • Nadia says

      Thank you Dannii ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m loving chia seeds at the moment too! They’re amazing in baking and so full of goodness ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  4. says

    Nadia, first of all, let me tell you, you have wonderful blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Second, these bars look very delicious girl! Love the addition of chia.. plus vegan, and less sweet with raspberries! Awesome!

    • Nadia says

      Aw thank you Savita for the lovely comment ๐Ÿ™‚ they’re not overly sweet which I like about them. And I’m very much into raspberries this summer so it seemed like the perfect filling choice for these bars ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. says

    Hi Nadia, these raspberry chia bars are so gorgeous, the colour is superb and bet they taste glorious too. I just have to get baking some for myself. Thanks so much for linking to my flapjacks too ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nadia says

      Hi Laura ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you do try them! They’re fruity and light, perfect for summer ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Nadia says

      Aw thank you so much Evi ๐Ÿ˜€ you’re too sweet! My photos don’t even compare to your professional and beautiful food photography x

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