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Super-Duper “Cookie” Bars

By on March 19, 2015

So I’m gluten-free for the next 4 months. I went to see a nutritionist about some stomach issues I’ve been having, mostly while running but also in general day-to-day life. She thinks I may have developed a gluten sensitivity due to the large quantities of bread that I eat. And even if I didn’t it’s probably a good idea for me to cut back on my bread intake. Since I’m an all-or-nothing type of person, gluten-free is now the way to be, at least for the near future.

As a result, I need to rethink my traditional sources of fuel while running, which is usually bread of some form. I know, I really love the stuff! I decided to come up with something that was similar to my normal fuel, but included more fat to induce fat-burning and no gluten-containing goodness. Below is the recipe I came up with. It contains almost equal amounts of carbohydrates and fats, with a little protein to help out your muscles. I hope you enjoy them. I know I am!

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Nutrition Information: 98 calories, 11 g carbs, 7 g fat, 2 g protein, 17 mg sodium, 5 g sugarSo I’m gluten-free for the next 4 months. I went to see a nutritionist about some stomach issues I’ve been having, mostly while running but also in general day-to-day life. She thinks I may have developed a gluten sensitivity due to the large quantities of bread that I eat. And even if I didn’t it’s probably a good idea for me to cut back on my bread intake. Since I’m an all-or-nothing type of person, gluten-free is now the way to be, at least for the near future.

As a result, I need to rethink my traditional sources of fuel while running, which is usually bread of some form. I know, I really love the stuff! I decided to come up with something that was similar to my normal fuel, but included more fat to induce fat-burning and no gluten-containing goodness. Below is the recipe I came up with. It contains almost equal amounts of carbohydrates and fats, with a little protein to help out your muscles. I hope you enjoy them. I know I am!

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Nutrition Information: 98 calories, 11 g carbs, 7 g fat, 2 g protein, 17 mg sodium, 5 g sugar

Super-Duper "Cookie" Bars
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Servings Prep Time
16 bars 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 bars 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Super-Duper "Cookie" Bars
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
16 bars 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 bars 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 10 minutes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9'x9' pan with cooking spray.
  2. Make oat flour by putting 1 cup of whole oats into a blender and blend until it resembles a fine powder.
  3. Mix oat flour, remaining oats (1/2 cup), banana, and coconut milk together. Let rest for 10 minutes to allow oats to soak up some of the moisture.
  4. After 10 minutes, combine remaining ingredients and pour into pan. The mixture should be think and resemble cookie dough.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until top just begins to brown. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Enjoy!
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