Here we go again with the weather again! We just had 60 degrees now it’s 40 and 25 mph winds! Ughhh, you get a little excited for spring, the garden, lighter healthier foods and wham not so much! So in my grumpiness I made these comforting but yummy fruit and nut oatmeal squares. Perfect for this horrible weather again but also perfect for warm sunny days! Loaded with protein, fiber, and natural sugars. These are great for a snack or for breakfast. Double the batch and eat them till they’re gone! I also forgot to take a picture before we gobbled them up! 🙁  (So here is an idea of what they should look lime, photo credit: Veggies by candlelight.)

2-3 Servings

  •   2½ cup rolled oats- divided into 2 parts
  •   3 tablespoons chia seeds
  •   1 ½ cups almond milk or other nut milk
  •   2 tablespoons sunflower butter
  •   1 teaspoon cinnamon
  •   1 teaspoon nutmeg
  •   1 teaspoon baking powder
  •   1 banana- chopped
  •   ½ cup maple syrup
  •   ½ cup dried cherries
  •   ½ cup Goji berries
  •   ½ cup almonds
  •   ½ cup walnuts
  •   1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  •   ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degree F and line a baking pan with two pieces of parchment paper. In a blender, blend 1 cup of oats until a flour forms. In a large bowl mix, 1 ½ cups oat flour, chia seeds, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt. In another bowl, whisk milk, maple syrup, sunflower butter, banana, and vanilla until smooth. Add wet and dry ingredients; fold in walnuts, almonds, Goji berries and cherries. Pour mixture into pan and smooth out. Bake for 30-35 minutes until it springs back when touched. Let cool for 10 minutes then slice and serve!

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