Friday, February 22, 2013

Gluten Free Friday ~ Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars {Lent Day #10}

The confession I need to make today is that I told my sister I would send her this recipe a few days ago, and I didn't do it.  Sorry, Melinda!  But here it is, and hopefully still in time for your craving or occasion.  We had this on Christmas morning when my Texas and California family was here visiting.  We actually make it quite a bit around here.  It's great for breakfast and perfect for snacks.  I'm pretty sure it originated with my friend, Aimee, and has now become a staple in the homes of all of my friends.  Mine is tweaked a bit to accommodate the lack of gluten = more eggs and oil ~ and even xanthan gum if you've got it!

I don't have a very good picture, but here's one of the bars in the re-usable wraps and bags we've been making around here!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

2 cups GF flour mix
4 cups GF oats {regular or quick both work fine}
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup ground flax meal
1 1/4 cup canola oil
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup milk
1 12 oz. pkg. chocolate chips
1 tsp xanthan gum {this is really optional, but when I have it, I use it}

Blend sugar into oil.  Beat in eggs and vanilla.  Sift dry ingredients together; add to batter along with milk.  Stir in chocolate chips and spread into a greased jelly-roll pan, cookie sheet, or 9x13 baking dish.

I'm leaving this evening to speak at a women's retreat at a nearby conference center for women from churches in the surrounding areas.  I would be so happy if you prayed for me and for the women who will attend!

No comments: