Strawberry apple bars (v)

Naturally sweetened, these bars combine blended and chopped fruit to beautiful effect.
Vegan.
Makes 12 - 16 bars.

Author: Bite-sized thoughts.

Original post (with pictures) here.


Ingredients:
1 cup strawberries, dehulled and roughly chopped
2 apples, roughly chopped
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp cashew butter
1 cup unsweetened almond milk, or non-dairy milk of choice

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 170'C (325'F) and line a square baking tin with non-stick paper.
2. Divide your strawberries and apples in half. Add half to a food processor and process briefly until the fruit forms a rough puree. (If you don't have a food processor, stew on the stove top instead and mash the fruit to achieve the same result.) Set aside, along with the remaining chopped fruit.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, coconut and baking powder. Add the pureed fruit, vanilla, cashew butter and milk and stir through. Fold in the remaining chopped fruit.
4. Transfer the batter to your prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean.
5. Allow to cool before cutting into slices.
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