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chia prune healthy energy bars stacked on top of eachother
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Chia Prune Healthy Energy Bars

Ooey gooey chia prune healthy energy bars made with oats and naturally sweetened with fruit and pure maple syrup… The ultimate healthy spin-off!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Servings: 8 bars

Ingredients

Chia Prune Jam

  • 1 cup prunes (chopped)
  • 1 apple (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Oat Pastry Dough

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp light spelt flour (can substitute with all purpose)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats (have extra for sprinkling)
  • 1/2 cup cold, unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 2 tbsp pure liquid honey
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt

Instructions

For the jam

  • Add prunes, apple, cinnamon, maple syrup and water into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and using an immersion blender, blend until a smooth jam texture.
  • Next stir in the chia seeds and transfer to an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

For the bars

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • In a food processor, add in flour, oats, and salt and process for 5 seconds.
  • Next, add in the butter and process again for 10-15 seconds.
  • Drizzle in water and honey and process for another 15 seconds or until dough forms a ball.
  • Place dough onto a floured surface and roll out into a 1/8-inch thick, 12x8 inch rectangle. Using a pizza cutter divide rectangle into 8 3x4 inch sections.
  • Place 1 tbsp of jam in the centre of each cut section and fold the dough over from the sides to wrap like a burrito and place open side up on a lined baking sheet. Press to seal top and bottom using fingers and crimp with a fork.
  • Brush tops with egg wash and sprinkle top with some oats.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes until lightly golden.