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Easy Gluten-Free Snacks – Oatmeal Bars with Molasses

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 little bars of oatmeal and molasses 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.

Gluten-Free Snacks - Oatmeal Bars with Molasses

Gluten-Free Snacks – Oatmeal Bars with Molasses

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

Ingredients:

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 Cup Garbanzo Flour

1/8 Cup Sweet Rice Flour

1 Teaspoon Baking Powder, gluten-free

1 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum, optional

1 Cup Certified Gluten-free Rolled Oats

1/4 Cup Currants, or Raisins

 

Directions:

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.

 

This gluten-free recipe is designed for those with gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or celiac disease, but I’ve found that people who have no food allergies like it, too.   It is wheat-free, barley-free and rye-free.  Also, it is casein-free, dairy-free, lactose-free and nut-free.

 

A few other gluten-free snacks that you might like to try:

Oatmeal Raisin Walnut Bars

Oatmeal Spice Cookies with Dates and Pecans

Butterscotch Bars

 

Linked to:

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

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