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Vegan and Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

April 22, 2015

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Here is another recipe I developed for my gluten free and vegan friends and family members.  You do not have to have a problem with gluten or meat by-products (milk, butter and/or eggs) to enjoy these bars and you can add in or replace the chips with dried cherries, raisins or nuts if you like.

 

These are soft, chewy, moist and delicious bars that will work well for breakfast, a tea or a healthy snack.  Serve these yummy delights with yogurt, ice cream, fruit and cheese or just pull one out for a pick me up.  Loaded with fiber and some other healthy things this is a break from the vending machine.  Another quick trick and if you just happens to have leftover crumble them up and use for the crust of a cheese cake instead of the store bought products.  A totally different world and a true tasty treat, but I doubt if there will be leftovers.

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 1/2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats, divided
  • ¼ cup tablespoons brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¾ light cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (light)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 coconut beverage or coconut water
  • ¼ cup flax seeds (ground)
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup chocolate chips

 

STEP 1:

  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using a food processor mill half of the oats into a flour like consistency. Whisk together all of the dry ingredients, except the sugars and the un-milled oats.  Whisking the dry ingredients together is a normal process for me when baking, but do not add in the un-milled oats and the chips because this is saved as the last ingredients to be added to the bowl.

 

STEP 2:

Using a heavy mixer for this step add all of the liquid ingredients and sugars into the mixing bowl and start at a low speed.  Increase the speed slowly and beat the remaining ingredients (except the chocolate and un-milled oats) until light and fluffy. Add in the flax seeds and vanilla. With mixer on low, gradually add the oat mixture, beating until combined. Fold in chocolate chips and the remaining oats.

 

STEP 3:

Slightly oil a 15 x 10 x 1 baking pan with light olive oil and spread the dough evenly into the pan.  Bake until golden brown for 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour before cutting into bar. Cut them to your desired size but you should be able to get 40 nice size bars.

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