Fruit and Nut Oatmeal Squares

photo credit: www.veggiesbycandlelight.comHere we go again with winter! We just had 70 degrees here yesterday, now it’s 11 and 50 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!

Grab more recipes like this one in my fall/winter cookbook! Spring is right around the corner, check out my spring and summer cookbook too!

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Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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