*This post in sponsored by KoRo*

Fruity bars made with healthier ingredients – these vegan gluten-free cherry oat bars make a delicious snack or on-the-go breakfast.

Vegan Gluten-free Cherry Oat Bars

It’s always handy to have a healthier treat in the fridge to grab when you’re feeling snacky, but I also feel these cherry oat bars make a really nice light dessert. Especially now that the weather is warming up, fruity desserts are always my go-to during the summer months.

Vegan Gluten-free Cherry Oat Bars

Cherries are by far my favourite kind of berry! They have so much flavour, especially when they’re in season – I can just keep eating and eating them. Unfortunately they’re not in season here in the UK yet, but I had a major craving for a cherry dessert, so I decided to make a treat using cherry jam instead.

I used organic sour cherry fruit spread that I got from KoRo because it’s made of 75% fruit, which is much higher than your average jam/preserve. Also I love that there are big chunks of cherry in there, making it perfect for a recipe like this.

These vegan gluten-free cherry oat bars are:

  • Made using healthier ingredients
  • Easy to make
  • Vegan
  • Egg-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy-free
  • A source of fibre (from the oats)
  • A source of healthy fats (almonds & flaxseed)
  • So damn delicious!

If you’re looking for a healthier fruity treat, you need these vegan gluten-free cherry oat bars in your life!

vegan gluten-free cherry oat bars

Fruity bars made with healthier ingredients - these vegan gluten-free cherry oat bars make a delicious snack or on-the-go breakfast.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 8
Calories 224 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 110g oat flour use gluten-free oats to make the recipe gluten-free
  • 75g ground almonds not almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 6 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp almond butter or nut butter of choice
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 40g coconut sugar white or brown sugar will also work
  • 230g cherry jam (I used Koro sour cherry 75% fruit spread) or jam/preserve of choice

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180C/160C fan/350F.
  • Mix the ground flaxseed with 6 tbsp of water and leave to set for 10 minutes.
  • Mix the oat flour, ground almonds, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl, then add in the set flaxseed mixture, almond butter and coconut oil. Mix to form a dough. You should end up with a dough like consistency thatโ€™s not too dry or crumbly.
  • Press 3/4 of the mixture in a square 8โ€ณx8โ€ณ cake tin lined with baking paper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then spread the cherry spread on top. Crumble on the remaining dough mixture, then bake for another 20 minutes.
  • Leave to cool completely before removing from the tin.
  • Slice into 8 or 16 slices and enjoy!

Notes

Make your own oat flour by blending plain oats in a blender/food processor into a fine flour. Use gluten-free oats if necessary.
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
You can use any kind of jam you like, or even homemade chia jam (find my recipe here)

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 5gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.001gSodium: 132mgPotassium: 169mgFiber: 4gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bars, dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy dessert, healthy snack, oat recipes, vegan, vegan dessert, vegan snack
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!