I know my timeline of posting has been wonky lately, but that’s because ya girl’s life got a whole lot busier. I started working a full time job with an awesome company and have been having a blast learning and meeting new people. I’m on my second week and have absolutely no complaints. (Except for the parking ticket I got…) But.. let’s not talk about that… TODAY we have a delicious new and healthy recipe. They’re like granola bars, but chewier and more cake-like. YUM.
Pictured below is what you’re going to need to successfully make these bars. This time around, I measured everything out before the picture because it makes it a hell of a lot easier to combine everything when all you’re doing is dumping ingredients that are pre-measured into a bowl or mixer. Our lovely French friends call this “mise en place”, which roughly translates to “everything in its place.”
Before we dive in, I want to take a moment to give a shout out to the best boyfriend in the world for getting me a tripod for overhead pics!!!! It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever owned and I am eternally grateful for his thoughtful and kindhearted soul. That being said, please bear with me as I try to use this new gadget and make everything look somewhat okay! I think I will try to switch up the angles next time.
I wanted to use my stand mixer this time because I’m lazy. Flipping a switch is WAY easier than beating ingredients by hand. If you don’t have one of these babies and you bake often, you’re missing out. Go buy a gorgeous KitchenAid. (Attn KitchenAid: plz sponsor me. ILY).
All you have to do here is put everything on the right side of my mixer in the bowl and mix it on high until its totally combined. If you can’t see whats over there, I’ll tell ya. We got some truvia brown sugar, eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, and vanilla.
It should look like this:
Then you can go ahead and add your gluten free flour.
Mix it up. if you don’t use coconut oil, it wont look as thick as mine does.
Add the oats and the chocolate chips. I added raisins because I like the chocolate-raisin combo, but you can add whatever your heart desires.
Look at how delicious it looks!
Evenly press it into your lined and greased pan and then bake it for about 20 minutes.
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
3/4 cups brown sugar truvia
2 Tbsp milk (I used almond milk)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 3/4 cups gluten free flour
2 3/4 cups of gluten free old-fashioned oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Line the bottom of a 9×13 baking pan with parchment and spray lightly, set aside.
- In bowl of stand mixer combine oil, brown sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix until smooth.
- Add salt, baking soda and flour. Add in oats and mix until evenly combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips and raisins
- Bake for 20 minutes until just set