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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are an easy gluten free bar cookie recipe that everyone will enjoy.

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

These Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are fantastic bar cookies that everyone loves. They’re full of hearty oats and loaded with chocolate chips (or chocolate chunks!) so they’re packing tons of flavor.

This is a great gluten free dessert option for a potluck, party, holiday dessert table, or even for lunch boxes. 

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars on a small rectangular wood tray

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Are Oats Gluten Free?

Oats are inherently gluten free. However, if you have Celiac Disease, you’ll need to be careful with which oats you use.

For truly gluten free oats, you’ll need to use Purity Protocol Oats, which are safe for those with Celiac Disease. You can read more about Purity Protocol Oats here.

Since my husband is not Celiac, we use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

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Ingredients for Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Equipment Needed to Make 

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How to Make Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Step 1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick baking spray.

Step 2. Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix to combine. 

Step 3. Add the oats, flour, and baking soda. Mix on low speed, just until combined. Fold in the chocolate chips/chunks.

Step 4. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and spread it into a smooth, even layer. Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until the bars are golden brown around the edges and fully set in the center.

Step 5. Allow the cookie bars to cool completely in the pan. Then, remove them to a cutting board and slice them into your desired size.

Step 6. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt (optional) and enjoy!

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Tips for Making Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

  • Butter is the base of the cookie bars – make sure it’s fully softened so it incorporates smoothly with the brown sugar.
  • This recipe can also be made in a 9×13 cake pan but a quarter sheet pan is just the right height.
  • Don’t overbake! Overbaked oatmeal chocolate chip bars will be dry and crumbly.
  • These cookie bars freeze well. I suggest freezing any bars that won’t be eaten within 2-3 days. Defrost at room temperature and they taste just as fresh as the day they’re baked!

baked Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars on a quarter sheet pan lined with parchment paper


Other Gluten Free Bar Cookie Recipes To Try

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Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are an easy gluten free bar cookie recipe that everyone will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten free old fashioned oats
  • 1 ½ cups Gluten Free Baking Flour with xanthan gum
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 8 ounces chopped chocolate (or 2 cups chocolate chunks)
  • Flaky sea salt, optional

Instructions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350F and line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper or spray it with nonstick baking spray. This recipe can also be made in a 9x13 cake pan but a quarter sheet pan is just the right height!
    2. Add the softened butter and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until well combined-- about 1 minute.
    3. Next, add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
    4. Next, add the oats, flour, and baking soda. Mix on low speed, just until combined.
    5. Finally, add the chocolate chunks and fold them into the dough.
    6. Transfer the dough to the prepared pan and spread it into a smooth, even layer.
    7. Bake for 28-30 minutes, or until the bars are golden brown around the edges and fully set in the center.
    8. Allow the cookie bars to cool completely in the pan. Then, remove them to a cutting board and slice them into your desired size. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt before serving, if desired.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
  2. I used semi-sweet chocolate chunks but any kind of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips would work.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 264

Nutrition Facts are estimated and aren't always accurate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist if you have special dietary needs. Calories are approximate and based on 18 servings.

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Natasha Mairs

Thursday 15th of September 2022

These look so nice!! I may even try making some for myself

Shay

Saturday 17th of September 2022

Thanks!

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