Cherry Almond Bars

Serves: 8

Happy Friday! I hope you have had a great week! We are officially on the countdown to Christmas now! Have you finished all of your holiday shopping? I have a few small things left to get and then it will be all about the wrapping..which I actually like! I know, sounds strange but I find it to be therapeutic. They boyfriend and I don’t have too much planned for the upcoming weekend, but I DO know we will be avoiding any shopping areas! haha Sitting at home by the Christmas tree and watching some holiday movies sounds like a great plan to me!

But before we jump into the weekend, I have another delicious dessert recipe that would make a great addition to your holiday table! It was inspired by a white chocolate raspberry bar recipe (unhealthy) that I normally make every year for Christmas! I wanted to clean it up, so I could eat more than 6 so I wouldn’t feel bad about eating more than 1! ;)I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! :)

Fit Ingredients

Bottom Layer

  • 3/4c (84g) almond flour
  • 1/4c (14g) coconut flour
  • 1/3c baking stevia (adjust to desired sweetness)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4c (170g) greek yogurt (applesauce for paleo)
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract

Top Layer

  • 1 1/3c frozen cherries
  • 1 tbs (11g) chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 3/4 tsp coconut flour
  • 1/4c baking stevia (adjust to desired sweetness)

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  • loaf pan
  • parchment paper

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Directions

1. Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line the bottom of your loaf pan with parchment paper. (Trace the bottom of the loaf pan and cut the paper so it fits inside)

3. In a bowl combine your ‘bottom layer’ ingredients.

4. Evenly spread your batter in the bottom of your loaf pan.

5. Bake for ~ 35 minutes.

6. While your base is baking put your cherries in a microwave safe bowl and thaw.

7. Mix your chia seeds into your cherries and allow them to sit for 15 minutes.

8. Mix your stevia, almond extract and coconut flour into your cherries. (The fruit should be thick, almost jelly like)

9. When the base is done baking. Remove from the oven and spread your cherries on top.

10. Return your pan to the oven and bake for an additional 10-12 minutes, or until fruit is set.

11. Allow to cool before slicing.

**You will notice that this version has no white chocolate on it, however feel free to drizzle some on top (like I will be) for some extra holiday fun!

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Nutrition: (per 1 out of 8 bars)

Calories: 102.8, Protein: 5.1g, Carbs: 8.5g, Fat: 5.9g (1g Saturated), Sodium: 12mg, Fiber: 3g (Net Carbs: 5.5g)

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