Monday, May 24, 2021

Healthy Oatmeal Cookie Bars from @TinaKashian1 #giveaway

 Hello from TINA KASHIAN! These super moist cookie bars are vegan. They are easy to make with only five ingredients. They can also be gluten free if you substitute gluten free oats. My kids loved these cookie bars and they make a great dessert at home and travel well to an outdoor gathering.

 


Ingredients:

4 cups whole grain oats (substitute gluten-free oats for gluten free)

1 cup almond butter

¼ cup maple syrup

1 ½ cups mashed bananas (Note: I used two medium-sized bananas, but only one is shown below)

1 cup chocolate chips


 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 inch square pan with parchment paper. Leave a couple inches of parchment paper over the sides so that you can easily remove the cookie bars later. Add all of the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a mixing bowl and mix well. 


 Add the chocolate chips. You can reserve a few chocolate chips to add on top of the cookie bars before baking.


 Transfer the batter into the square pan lined with parchment paper.

 


 Add some chocolate chips on top (optional). Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cookie bars begin to turn golden around the edge of the pan. Remove from the oven and let it sit for ten minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool. 


 Cut into cookie bars. Enjoy!