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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars Recipe
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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars Recipe

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With two busy boys who would rather move around than sit and eat, I needed a gluten-free, hearty, hand-held treat that could double as a quick breakfast, brunch, lunch or snack. This is a favorite of theirs, and I can change it up to accommodate ingredients I have on hand. —Susan James, Cokato, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3-4 medium)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup gluten-free butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 179 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 fat

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat brown sugar and eggs until well blended. Add bananas, peanut butter and salt until blended. Stir in the oats, butterscotch and chocolate chips.
  2. Spread batter into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 3 dozen.
Editor's Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company.
Originally published as Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p59


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ShellyCooks
Reviewed May. 3, 2015

"This makes a very good bar. I cut the recipe in half and followed it exactly. I'm going to make another batch of these bars soon and will add a little vanilla as suggested by another reviewer. I may also add some dried cranberries. Thanks for a yummy treat!"

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homemadewithlove
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2014

"I thought it needed vanilla. I halved the recipe and put in a 9x13 and used peanut butter/choc chips but still thought it needed vanilla."

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tmfeasel
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"n answer to the gluten free oatmeal..most stores have a gluten free section ( except Walmart--Kroger is excellent) Gluten free oatmeal is like any other oatmeal only NOT processed in a plant that processes wheat products, most regular oatmeal is...just read the ingredients, it will say if it is."

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tmfeasel
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"going to make this now, in answer to the gluten free oatmeal..most stores have a gluten free section ( except Walmart--Kroger is excellent) Gluten free oatmeal is like any other oatmeal only NOT processed in a plant that processes wheat products, most regular oatmeal is...just read the ingredients, it will say if it is."

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tmfeasel
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"going to make this now, in answer to the gluten free oatmeal..most stores have a gluten free section ( except Walmart--Kroger is excellent) Gluten free oatmeal is like any other oatmeal only NOT processed in a plant that processes wheat products, most regular oatmeal is...just read the ingredients, it will say if it is."

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tmfeasel
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"going to make this now, in answer to the gluten free oatmeal..most stores have a gluten free section ( except Walmart--Kroger is excellent) Gluten free oatmeal is like any other oatmeal only NOT processed in a plant that processes wheat products, most regular oatmeal is...just read the ingredients, it will say if it is."

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neudorfshots
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

"I'm curious about where to find gluten free oats. It's my understanding that oats are not appropriate for those with celiac disease. Can someone please clarify? This recipe sounds excellent and I'd love to give it a try."

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administrator
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"I haven't made it, but now I will -- I'm not a banana fan and am glad to see an alternative to the bananas."

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graymary
Reviewed May. 25, 2011

"The first time I made these I followed the recipe exactly. My husband, who is just not a banana person, wanted me to try them again using something other than bananas. I substituted 1 1/3 cups of unsweetened applesauce and 1 tsp. of cinnamon for the bananas and used dark chocolate chips. He says the recipe is now perfect and can't seem to get enough of them!"

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hgergen
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"I cut this recipe in half and put it in a smaller pan. Also, I used all chocolate chips. Delicious gluten-free treat."

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