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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chip Bars

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
    3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 large 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 semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 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.
  • Spread batter into a 15x10x1-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.
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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • Grammy Debbie
    Apr 29, 2019

    Very good and very easy. Perfect snack to take with us on racing weekends. We are not a gluten-free family and still thought this was a great recipe!

  • Susan
    Apr 18, 2018

    What could I use instead of bananas or applesauce?

  • ginnie-r
    Jul 2, 2017

    Edible, but not tasty with all the good stuff you have to put in it

  • ShellyCooks
    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!

  • homemadewithlove
    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.

  • tmfeasel
    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.

  • tmfeasel
    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.

  • tmfeasel
    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.

  • tmfeasel
    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.

  • neudorfshots
    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.