Any time of year is my favorite time for gluten-free snacks, but in the summer I like to make things that take less time in the kitchen. These easy gluten-free snacks are so easy to stir together that I don’t even need the mixer. I stir them together, pop the pan in the oven, set the timer and come back later.
These bars are sweet, so you might like them with less sugar than what I’ve called for. When I follow this recipe, my husband will eat them, too. That’s great because then I don’t need to make a separate pan of treats for him.
In fact, I often double this recipe to share with him or with friends. They keep well, especially in the refrigerator, although that isn’t often a problem for us. I’ll sometimes eat them for a gluten-free breakfast, snack and even dessert — try them with some vanilla ice cream!
Easy Gluten-Free Snacks – Oatmeal Bars with Molasses
1/2 Cup Oil
3/4 Cup Sugar, or less, to taste
1/4 Cup Molasses
2 Extra Large Eggs
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Flavoring, gluten-free
1/8 Cup Sweet Rice Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder, gluten-free
1 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (or 325 degrees F. for a glass pan).
Oil an 8×8 or 9×9-inch baking pan; line with parchment.
Combine oil, sugar, molasses, eggs and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in currants or raisins, if you like.
Spread in pan.
Bake until lightly browned (25-35 minutes). They will likely take a little longer to bake in a smaller pan since they’ll be thicker in the middle.
A few other gluten-free snacks that you might like to try:
Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday
Gluten-Free Homemaker’s Gluten-Free Wednesday
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage Full Plate Thursday
Vegetarian Mamma’s Gluten-Free Fridays