Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Oat Bars

Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Oat Bars

I wanted to follow Alyssa and quickly re-cap my experience with the 21-day Clean cleanse that ended about a week ago.

This was my first time doing the cleanse and working out with a trainer.  I didn’t workout every day, it was more like 3 times a week, and I went easy in the beginning. However, by the second and third week I was actually able to push myself at the gym without feeling like a weakling. Overall, I lost 3 1/2 % body fat. That 1/2% is absolutely necessary to include… 😉 I didn’t weigh myself at the end (I try not to get caught up in numbers on the scale) but I do notice a difference in how my body looks! 

That being said, Clean Cleanse guidelines are pretty hard to maintain year round. As good as I feel and look during those 21-days, there were also a lot of sacrifices that had to be made in the social department. That’s why Alyssa and I made this blog. It’s all about the balance.

These Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Oat Bars have been a great transition food. They are gluten free, dairy free, and sweetened with natural sugars. The chocolate on the top is…. chocolate. But it’s only a drizzle. 😉 Hope you guys like them!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Raisin Oat Bars
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of gluten free oats
  2. 1/2 baking soda
  3. 1/2 baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  5. 2 large ripe bananas, mashed well
  6. 1/4 cup of maple syrup
  7. 2 teaspoons of almond extract
  8. 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil
  9. 1/2 cup of raisins
  10. 1 cup of chocolate chips (*can be vegan)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a blender or food processor, process 1 1/2 cups of oats into a fine flour.
  3. Add the oat flour to a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add the remaining 1/2 cup of oats (not processed), baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon and mix through.
  5. Add in the mashed banana, maple syrup, coconut oil and almond extract and mix well until combined.
  6. Add in the raisins and mix through.
  7. Pour the batter into an 8x8 baking dish that is lined with parchment paper or tin foil, and spread out until even.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes. The top should be golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  10. Melt the 1 cup of chocolate chips and drizzle over the top.
  11. Place the dish in the fridge and allow the chocolate to harden.
  12. Cut into 9 squares.
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