Baked Berry & Oat Squares

Ingredients

For the Oat Crumble

  • 3 Cups of Oats
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Powdered Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp Ground Almonds

 

For the Fruit Filling

  • 200g of Fruit
  • 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2tbsp Chia Seeds

 

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180˚

For the Oaty Base

  • In a small pan gently melt the coconut oil ready to add to the mix
  • In a medium size bowl add the oats, maple syrup, ginger, cinnamon and melted coconut oil then mix together until all combined
  • Lightly grease an oven proof dish (about the size you would use to make brownies) and cover the base with half the oat mixture
  • Leave the other half in the bowl ready place on top of the berry mix

For the Berry Mix

  • In the pan that was used for the coconut oil, add the berries and maple syrup and allow to break down and become juicy
  • Add the cinnamon and chia seeds, give it all a good stir and allow to simmer until all heated through
  • Pour the berry mix over the thin layer of the oaty base
  • Then add the last part of the oaty crumble on top of the berry mix and top with the ground almonds
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top turns golden (I usually drizzle a little more maple syrup on top after 15 minutes of baking to allow a crunchy oat top)
  • Take out the oven, and serve whilst warm with Nice cream or a plant based cream such as Alpro