Dairy & Wheat Free Rolled Oat Bars
This recipe is a staple in our house and my 20mth old daughter is always asking for ‘slice, slice!’. It’s very easy and very quick and a great snack for lunchboxes.
- 1 and 1/3 cups gluten free self raising flour (I use Orgran)
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 200g Nuttlex
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tbs golden syrup
1. Combine flour, oats and sugar in a bowl.
2. Melt Nuttlex in a small pot and then add the golden syrup.
3. Mix wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and press into a slice tray (mine measures 33cm x 23cm).
4. Bake at 160 degrees for 15-20mins or until brown.
5. Cut into bars while still hot. Leave to cool before removing from the tray. Makes 24 bars.
This recipe is kept quite plain as my daughter is on a failsafe diet, however you can add all sorts of goodies into it. For my husband I add 1 cup of coconut. You could also add dried fruit, chocolate chips or anything else you fancy. You may need to add more Nuttlex if you’re adding more dry ingredients. And if you’re not worried about dairy it’s even better with butter.
A small note about oats and gluten: oats do contain gluten but a different type to that found in wheat. See more info here or seek advice from a medical professional.
Update: We have since moved on from the Failsafe diet in this house, my new cookbook bible is by Jude Blereau Wholefood For Children. I love her philosophy and now rarely make anything that’s not in her book. However, this morning I need to make a slice in a hurry, so i came back to this recipe but replaced these ingredients:
- Gluten free self raising flour was replaced by spelt flour with baking powder added (2 tsp for every cup of flour)
- Nuttlex was replaced with organic butter
- Sugar replaced with rapadura sugar
- Golden syrup replaced with real organic maple syrup
The mixture was a little too moist (something to do with replacing the Nuttlex with the butter I think) so I also added a cup of dessicated coconut. Next time I’ll also think of replacing some of the butter with coconut oil too.
I have to say, it’s so much tastier!!! And much more nutritious too I’m sure.