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Chocolate Oatmeal Bars (Gluten Free)

Updated on August 7, 2014

Sometimes all you want is a delicious, chewy and gooey dessert bar. These Gluten Free Chocolate Oatmeal Bars definitely fit that description. Besides being made with gluten free ingredients, they also include healthy stuff like peanut butter, applesauce and oats.

I like to call these tasty treats my dessert bars for breakfast since they are an easy "take with you" bar that is healthier than a lot of breakfast choices. The chocolate chips give these bars the edge on being decadent which also makes them a healthy dessert choice.

And did I mention how easy these bars are to make? One bowl is all it takes to mix these up and no mixer required. They are then ready to pop in the oven and on the way to that tasty treat you have been waiting to enjoy!

*as with all gluten-free recipes, please double check your ingredients to make sure they are gluten free.

Serving Size

Serves: Makes 3 Dozen


  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce
  • 7 cups gluten free oats
  • 2 cups gluten free semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar and eggs.
  3. Add peanut butter and applesauce and mix until well blended.
  4. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  5. Spread mixture into a greased 15 x 10 in. baking pan.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on top.


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      Lynn Klobuchar 4 years ago

      These look yummy. May have to try them soon.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      These sound very good. I'm not on a gluten free diet but will be trying them soon and sharing this with people I know that are gluten intolerant.

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      These look delicious! I'll be trying them soon.

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      Kathryn Grace 4 years ago from San Francisco

      That looks like a good way to pack some extra nutrition into a goodie for the sweet tooth. I know my peanut-butter-loving sweetheart would enjoy these.

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      tonyleather 4 years ago