Raspberry-Oat Streusel Bars
These good-for-you snack bars take just 15 minutes to prepare.
Maintaining a stable GI tract is important to help protect against UC symptoms. These bars contain fiber from whole grains and berries, which feed beneficial gut bacteria and help maintain a healthy intestinal lining. They're tasty, too! Get the scoop on how we developed our UC Cooking Club recipes!
- 2 cups fresh raspberries
- 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp. corn starch
- Cooking spray
- 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
- ¾ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
- ¾ tsp. kosher salt
- 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Combine raspberries, maple syrup, corn starch, and 3 Tbsp. of water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a low boil, mashing berries to break them down. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 11- x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Combine oats, flour, coconut sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in butter, oil, and vanilla. Reserve ⅔ cup oat mixture.
- Spread remaining oat mixture in an even layer in prepared dish; firmly press down. Spread raspberry mixture evenly over the top, and sprinkle remaining oat mixture over raspberries. Bake until lightly browned, about 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Slice into 16 squares. Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.