Gluten-Free Snack Attack: Coconut Bars!
Finding healthy gluten-free snacks is so much easier today than when I started on my journey years ago. Baking at home can push you to a higher level of health. Then, you are in charge of what goes in your recipe. This Coconut Chocolate Chip Bar has become one of our go-to favorites whenever we are in the mood to bake, or share with friends. At our home, that is almost everyday!
I found a Coconut Chocolate Blondie Recipe on the Gluten Free & More Website. It seemed like a healthy option, but I didn’t have all the ingredients they called for in their recipe. We tried a few versions until we finally hit the jackpot. This is easy, quick and a healthy snack to offer your family and friends! Who could ask for more!
The coconut gives it such sweetness that we have cut the sugar so low. You don’t even miss it. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
You will need:
2 eggs ½ cup coconut flour
3 T coconut oil ¼ cup millet flour (You can also use brown rice flour or garbanzo bean flour)
4 T all natural applesauce ½ t. baking soda
1 T honey (optional) ½ t. guar gum
¼ cup coconut sugar pinch of sea salt
1 t. pure vanilla extract ¼- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil an 8 x 8 pan with coconut oil. (These bake pretty thin. If you want a thicker bar, use a smaller pan and check the middle to make sure it is baked through completely, a knife should come out clean.)
Mix all dry ingredients together in a small bowl. Melt the coconut oil. In another bowl, combine all wet ingredients, adding in the coconut oil last as to not heat up the eggs. Mix until combined. Stir in dry ingredients, then add the chocolate chips. Spread mixture into prepared pan, pressing down equally around the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars and ENJOY!
Add some more fun: Melt some dark chocolate chips and drizzle on top. Makes a pretty presentation if taking to a friend.
Hope that satisfies your snack attack!