Mango Chia Bars

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Mango Chia bars are juicy, tasty dessert with healthy chia kick.

Mango Chia bars are juicy, tasty dessert with healthy chia kick.


Beside apples, blueberries, pears, peaches, plums and cherries, mangoes are perfect fruit to use for this kind of easy and simple dessert.

Is mango a healthy fruit?

Mango can help support your skin and overall health. The vitamin A, vitamin C, and antioxidants in mango may help you prevent premature aging and protect your skin from sun damage. It is rich in nutrients, calory low, may support digestive and eye health.

 

Fruit is juicy, and I add cornstarch and chia seeds to fruit mixture to thicken the filling. Also, it brings this dessert to a healthier level.

Here are some important and interesting facts about this healthy and popular seeds:

How can we use chia seeds in cooking ?

Chia seeds can be eaten raw or added to recipes. Because the coating of chia seeds soaks up water rapidly, soaking chia seeds in milk or water for a few hours (or overnight) can give the seeds a tapioca pudding-like texture and makes them a great binder to hold baked goods together, like these Coconut-Chia Oat Crisps. For more details look here .

 

 

What happens when you eat chia every day?

Drinking chia seeds water or including chia seeds in your daily diet can reduce risk of developing heart disease. Bone health: Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in chia seeds make them great for bone health as well. Chia seeds contain 18% of daily recommended intake of calcium.

 

Which is better flax or chia seeds?

As you can see, both seeds contain a good amount of protein and omega-3 fats, although flax seeds have a slight upper hand when it comes to these two nutrients. Flax seeds also contain significantly more manganese, copper, and potassium. The ones I used in these bars contain slightly fewer calories and more fiber.

To learn more about health benefits of chia seeds, please look here .

 

Mango Chia bars are juicy, tasty dessert with healthy chia kick.

 

You can make Mango Chia Bars both with fresh and canned fruit. If you use canned version, keep the precious syrup since crust asks for some extra liquid. If you use leftover syrup instead of sour cream, it results with mango flavors both in crust and filling.

Mango Chia bars are juicy, tasty dessert with healthy chia kick.

 

 

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Mango Chia Bars

Mango Chia bars are juicy, tasty dessert with healthy chia kick.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Mango Chia Bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 9 bars

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the crust:
  • 7 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature : 100 grams
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp mango syrup or sour cream
  • Ingredients for the filling:
  • 2 cups mango, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp syrup or water
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds
  • Icing sugar to taste,optional

Instructions

  1. Cover 7 x 7 inches pan with baking paper and spray it. Leave aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.

  3. Combine all crust ingredients on clean working surface and press half of it to the bottom of the pan.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes.

  5. While the crust is in the oven, gently boil mango, lemon juice, cornstarch, syrup and chia seeds for 4 minutes.

  6. Pour the mixture into the pan and sprinkle the remaining crust on the top.

  7. Bake for additional 20 minutes.

  8. Take the bars out, leave to cool and serve.

  9. You may dust the bars with icing sugar before serving.

 

 

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