Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Oat Chocolate Chip Bars

The "Oat Chocolate Chip Bars" are a fast way to make cookies without scooping out little teaspoons. If you want thick bars, use the 13 x 9-inch pan. If you like thinner crispier bars, spread the mix out on a cookie sheet.

1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup applesauce
1/4 cup Light Ricotta Cheese
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2  cup granulated sugar
2  eggs
1/4  cup milk or almond milk
2  teaspoons vanilla

1-3/4  cups Gluten-free flour mix that includes guar gum or xanthan gum
2  teaspoon baking soda
1/2  teaspoon salt 

2-1/2  cups Gluten-Free Oats
1  cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2  cup chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375°F. Beat butter, coconut oil, applesauce, ricotta cheese and sugars until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda and salt; mix well by hand. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and nuts; mix well.

Press dough onto bottom of greased 13 x 9-inch baking pan. 

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars. Store tightly covered.

Sandra D. Halpenny © 2012 All rights reserved

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