- 1½ cups all purpose flour (coconut, or quinoa flour are great substitutes)
- 1½ cups plain rolled oats (pulsed in a food processor) or quick oats (that don’t require pulsing)
- ½ cup preferred sweetener (honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, brown sugar)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¾ cup COLD butter
- 3 cups assorted fresh (or frozen, unsweetened) berries (Sliced strawberries, whole blueberries, and whole blackberries)
- 2½ tablespoons granulated sugar (or preferred sweetener)
- 7-10 drops of dōTERRA Lemon essential oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Preheat the oven to 190C.
- In a large bowl whisk together the flour, oats, sweetener, and baking soda.
- Cut in the butter using a box grater and then use your fingers to combine everything into coarse crumbs (some pieces will be larger and some will be very fine; just do your best to incorporate the butter and the largest pieces should be pea-sized).
- Set 2 cups of the mixture aside and press the remaining crumbs into the bottom of an un-greased 9 X 13 pan.
- Place the berries and sugar into a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add the lemon essential oil, water, and cornstarch. Stir to coat. The liquid will simmer and the berries will mostly break down. Continue cooking and stirring for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is a thick jam-like consistency.
- Spoon the berries over the crust and spread it evenly.
- Scatter the reserved crust loosely over the top of the berries, covering everything.
- Bake for about 25 minutes. Let the bars cool completely before cutting.
Lemon Essential Oil: Is cold-pressed from the rind. It contains d-limonene is an oil-nutrient with many benefits of the body. You can read more about this here.
dōTERRA essential oils can be purchased online, or from any of our Wellness Advocates. If you would like to locate a Wellness Advocate in your area, click here. *These statements have not been approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product.