GF Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30-40 minutes
Makes: 8 generous bars

KITCHEN SUPPLIES

  • 1 large bowl
  • hand mixer or stand mixer
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 9×13 baking pan

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free Cup4Cup flour (substitute all purpose flour if you aren’t gf)
  • 2 cups gf rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the baking pan with butter or spray.
  2. Microwave the butter for 10-20 seconds, or until it reaches room temperature. Do not melt completely.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  4. Add in eggs, one at a time. Then add in vanilla.
  5. Measure flour and oats, pour on top of the creamed mixture.
  6. Add salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix until just combined, then add chocolate chips.
  7. Pour into baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes.
  8. Let the bars sit for 10-15 minutes once you remove them from the oven.

Enjoy!


More from the journal

5 tips for the procrastinating host

Be realistic about what you have on your plate. Is this a crazy season of life for you? Plan for shortcuts. Serve cheese and grapes instead of the wrapped baked brie. Find the best gathering hacks and stick to them. We often procrastinate when the task at hand seems overwhelming. Be kind to yourself and keep it simple.

What I learned about myself and my work during my 1st trimester

I’ve been mulling this post over and over in my mind for weeks now. Can I be honest with you right off the bat? I’m terrified to let my work self and my mom self collide. I’m terrified to offend you or discourage you, that you might think differently of my work, or judge me as a soon-to-be mother. The role of mom vs/and the role of career is one of the most tender topics women face.