Preheat your oven to 375F (190C). Line a 6x6 inch baking pan with some parchment paper and set aside.
Place half of the oats into a food processor and process until fine mince and flour-like texture. Add bananas, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Process until completely combined and then add the remaining oats. Continue to mix until almost smooth dough is formed.
Transfer 2/3 of the dough into the prepared baking pan. Using a kitchen spatula, flatten the surface as evenly as possible. Make an even layer with strawberry jam, making sure to leave about ¼ -inch of space around the edges to prevent the jam from burning.
Spoon remaining oat mixture on top. Bake for 30 minutes, until the center has set and the bars begin to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let them cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Using a sharp knife, cut into 8 equal bars. Serve immediately or cool in the refrigerator for a while.
These simple and chewy maca strawberry oatmeal bars will melt in your mouth.
They are made with the healthiest ingredients you can possibly use and suitable even for the most demanding diet plan.
Gluten-free rolled oats, fresh fruits, maple syrup, and sugar-free jam are combined into this wonderful recipe that will serve as a perfect afternoon snack or a breakfast to go.
Besides being insanely delicious, these maca strawberry oatmeal bars can be prepared in several batches, stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days, and served as a quick-fix for those nasty sugar spikes.