These Gluten-Free Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with Chocolate are a perfect healthy bite in the morning, filled with healthy carbs, a hit of protein and a taste of chocolate to boot💯
When you find a breakfast bar that isn’t shellacked in sugar like so many other granola bars out there, it’s truly a cause for celebration🥳
These nothing worse than not getting the fuel you need in the morning to jumpstart your day💪
And if you’re short on time, like me, quick and easy pairings work well for the morning hustle:
- Gluten-free crackers with some cheese and strawberries
- A corn wrap with tuna and spinach (I know, tuna for breakfast. So good 🙋♀️)
- A green smoothie (made the day before) and a Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Energy Bars
- Or one of these breakfast bars with a sliced pear
Getting some high-fibre carbs and protein in the morning will round out your nutrition and help keep you going all morning long.
Oh and of course, Nespresso because #nespressoislife ☕
These breakfast bar will rise a bit during baking and aren’t hard and crunchy like typical store bought granola bars.
Here’s what you’ll need to make these Gluten-Free Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with Chocolate:
- Gluten Free Oats – my go-to brand is Only Oats
- Gluten Free Flour Blend – I use Bob Red Mill’s
- Ground flax seed
- Brown sugar
- Unsweetened applesauce
- 1 banana, mashed
- Greek Yogurt
- Vanilla extract
- Baking soda
- Xanthan gum (optional)
- Chocolate chips – I love a semi-sweet mini chocolate chip for this recipe like these ones but you can really use any kind you have in the house
Wait, what was that 2nd last ingredient – “xanthan gum”? What the heck is that?
Xanthan gum is used in gluten-free baking to give baked goods the stretch and rise like baked goods with regular flour. I buy mine from Amazon usually.
So do I need to use xanthan gum for this recipe?
You can totally do without the xanthan gum. The breakfast bars will be slightly less spongy and rise less. You could also buy this Gluten-Free flour from Bob’s Red Mill that has xanthan gum already added to it.
Or, if you don’t need the gluten free aspect at all, just use regular whole wheat flour.
The oatmeal and flax in these bar make them super filing.
Plus, with some fibre from the oats and the boost of protein from the Greek yogurt, will keep you satisfied all morning. Promise🙋♀️
Hope you love these Gluten-Free Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with Chocolate🍫
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Gluten-Free Oatmeal Breakfast Bars with Chocolate
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup mashed banana (1 medium)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1.5 cups gluten-free flour like Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp xanthan gum optional
- 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips optional
- Heat oven to 350º F (180º C) and line a 13x9" (33 cm x 23 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
- Combine brown sugar and applesauce together by hand until in a medium bowl.
- Add banana, yogurt, eggs and vanilla. Whisk by hand to combine.
- In a separate large bowl, combine flour, ground flax seed, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and xanthan gum (if using).
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
- Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
- Spread dough onto the prepared 13 x 19 inch (33 cm x 48 cm) baking pan.
- Bake in the pre-heated oven for 22-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool on a rack in the pan for about 15 minutes. Once cooled, cut into 24 bars.