Berry Bars

Snacks | August 8, 2014 | By

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I am officially a New York City resident! I have been spending every waking hour walking around the city taking in every moment. It still hasn’t hit me that I actually live here … I feel like a crazy tourist most of the time! There are so many amazing hole-in-the-walls right around my apartment, and I’ve been keeping a running list on my phone every time I walk by something interesting.

Unfortunately I have a feeling I won’t be cooking as much as I had hoped … when there are about 50 restaurants within 2 blocks of my apartment, it’s just too easy to eat out. Last night, my roommate ordered a thin crust, whole wheat pizza from Vezzo (review to come) near our place; I picked it up on my way back from Equinox, and it was incredible!

Everyone who has lived here for awhile probably thinks it’s crazy how excited I am about walking everywhere. In LA the only decent food I could walk to was Churros Calientes, and it was still a good 20 minute walk. In addition to the plentiful food options around, we unfortunately also have a very small kitchen with a half size oven. I’ll do what I can guys! But for now, enjoy these whole wheat, oat-berry bars–the last thing I made in LA before I left. :)

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Berry Bars

Filling

1 Heaping Cup Blackberries

1 Heaping Cup Raspberries

2 Tbsp Grade B Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp Warm Water

2 Tbsp Corn Starch

Base

1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

1 Cup Rolled Oats

1 Large Egg

1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

1/3 Cup Grade B Maple Syrup

1/2 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Cinnamon

Topping

1 Cup Rolled Oats

1/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

1/4 Cup Brown Sugar

Directions:

Filling: Whisk corn starch and warm water together until no lumps remain. Set aside. Pour blackberries, raspberries and maple syrup into a medium sized pot and cook on medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook until desired consistency is reached. (Some like it very smooth, I prefer with chunks of fruit). Remove from heat. Stir in corn starch mixture and set aside to cool.

Base: In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg, vegetable oil and maple syrup together until smooth. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir until no lumps remain. Press the mixture evenly into a 9×9 in pan. Pour fruit filling evenly on top of base.

Topping: Mix oats, wheat flour, vegetable oil and brown sugar together. Sprinkle evenly on top of fruit filling, and press down slightly. Bake in the oven for around 20 minutes at 350 deg F.

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Comments

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      Hailey
      August 10, 2014

      Kloe- they’re so incredibly easy! And you can substitute whatever berries you like

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