Oat + Flax Chocolate Chip Bars (vegan, gluten free)

Ok I totally fell in love with the Balanced Platter's chocolate chip bars, made with oat flour and flax meal. These are seriously good- filling with fiber and whole grains, but with little bits of chocolate!    I haven't tried freezing them yet (because we ate them fast!) but I suspect they'd freeze beautifully. Made a few edits to the recipe, see below.

Blitz 1.5 C oats in food processor until as fine as possible.  Now add 0.5 tea baking soda and 0.25 tea salt and combine.

Either measure out 0.25 C apple sauce, or blend apples with a tad bit of water in high speed blender to yield 0.25 C apple puree.

To the applesauce/apple puree, add and mix:
0.5 C maple syrup
0.25 C coconut oil (melted)
vanilla extract
0.25 C flax meal
0.25 tea baking powder

Now combine the wet and dry ingredients, and add up to 1 C mini chocolate chips. Optional add pepitas or sunflower seeds.

Bake in 9x9" pan at 375F for 20 minutes. 

Enjoy right out of the pan or after chilling in fridge.

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