Double Berry Chia Jam Crumble Bars

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December 18, 2016

Recipe by Moon and Spoon and Yum

  • Cook: 1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

Double Berry Chia Seed Jam

1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)

1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

2 tbs maple syrup

2 tbs chia seeds (I use Bob's Red Mill)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Double Berry Chia Jam Crumble Bars

Gluten Free Shortbread Crust:

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup coconut sugar (I use Madhava)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)

1/4 tsp sea salt

Double Berry Walnut Filling:

3/4 cup Double Berry Chia Seed Jam (ingredients above)

1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Oat Crumble Topping:

1/2 cup rolled oats (I useBob's Red Mill)

1/3 cup coconut sugar (I use Madhava)

1/4 cup gluten free all purpose flour (I use Bob's Red Mill)

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground ginger

1/4 cup butter, cold

Directions

Double Berry Chia Seed Jam (Makes 3/4 Cup)

1In a saucepan over medium heat, combine berries & maple syrup. Cook for 10 minutes, or until berries are somewhat broken down.

2Turn heat to high & boil a few minutes while stirring continuously to break berries down completely.

3Turn off & remove from heat & then stir in chia seeds & vanilla. Let sit at least 10 minutes. Jam will continue to thicken as it cools.

4Use or store in an airtight glass container for up to 2 weeks.

Double Berry Chia Jam Crumble Bars

1Preheat oven to 300°F. Line an 8" square or round pan with

2parchment paper, set aside.

3In a large mixing bowl, combine all shortbread crust ingredients & mix until evenly combined & smooth.

4Press crust dough into parchment lined pan using your fingers until compact and evenly spread. Bake for 15 minutes.

5While crust is pre-baking, prepare chia seed jam if you haven't

6already. Otherwise, prepare your oat crumble topping.

7To prepare your oat crumble topping, mix together oats, sugar, flour & spices until evenly combined. Chop your cold butter, add in to your mixed ingredients, and then combine with your fingers until a crumble forms. If butter melts while mixing & something resembling a dough forms, don't fret--it will still work out just fine!

8When your pre-baked crust has baked for 15 minutes, remove from oven & then turn heat up to 350°F.

9Let crust cool for a few minutes (if you haven't already).

10For the filling, spread your chia jam evenly over pre-baked crust & then sprinkle with your chopped walnuts.

11Top your filling with your oat crumble topping, using your fingers to make sure all is evenly covered. Press down with fingers slightly.

12Bake for 35 minutes in your 350°F oven, or until jam is bubbling out sides & your crumble topping is firm & crisp.

13Let cool before slicing.

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