Oatmeal Bars (Gluten/Dairy Free)

I know it is not even mid August yet but it is already starting to feel like fall around here. The winds have changed and the need to bake begins!

I have been torn however since I have not done much baking since going gluten free. Baking without flour (I refuse to buy anything labeled “gluten free”) seems tricky!

So I started playing around with oats! Let me tell you, these oatmeal bars are delicious and just as satisfying as anything else laced with wheat! I made them for a pot luck party and they went over so well that I had to make another whole batch for myself!


OATMEAL BARS

  • 2 medium bananas
  • 1 3/4 cups oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350c and grease a 9×9 pan. Mix all ingredients together (try microwaving the peanut butter first to make it easier) and bake for 20 minutes.


It really couldn’t be easier and I love this recipe since I always have the ingredients on hand. Perfect for a fast dessert, healthy enough for breakfast and delicious enough for a party!

Oat Pizza Crust Review

I have been craving pizza lately….really bad! I still refuse to buy gluten free flour (or anything that is marketed as gluten free for that matter), so I have been looking at recipes using regular ingredients that I would usually use. It is amazing what people will make pizza dough out of šŸ˜†

I ended up using this Oat Flour Pizza Crust recipe from Deliciously Fit. It looked interesting and I had all of the ingredients already in the house. 

I was really curious what the texture would be like and if it would taste like eating a pizza on top of a bowl of oatmeal! The answer was….yes, that is exactly what it tasted like! But I liked it! The taste was amazing and although the texture was not like regular dough, I thought it worked perfectly!

The process was really simple and fast, which was a bonus for me. I used to make dough all the time, and the kneading and rising was sometimes painful when you just wanted to eat pizza! With this Oat Crust, I had the finished pizza on the table in 30 minutes!

One of the great things about this recipe is I was able to prepare the dough all in the food processor! I used regular oats and blended them into flour, then just added the other ingredients and zipped it all together! 


A word of warning here: this is not like regular pizza dough! You will have the urge to add more oats to make it more doughy, but trust me, DON’T DO IT! It will just turn out dry and crumbly. Stick to the measurements on the recipe. It will resemble the texture of cookie dough. 


Once mixed, I plopped it on some parchment paper (I hate scrubbing pans, so I use parchment for everything!) Spread it out to whatever shape and thickness you like! 

Next time I make this, and there will definitely be a next time, I will make it thinner to cover the whole tray. Some parts of my pizza were a little thick and chewy. 

That’s it! Bake, top with pizza goodness and bake again! 


In conclusion, this Oat Pizza Crust was delicious! I really loved the taste of the oats and spices, and found that it brought a whole new level to my Pesto Tomato Pizza (that recipe is coming soon). My pizza lovin’ husband approved, so that means this recipe gets two thumbs up! 

If you try it, make sure to let Deliciously Fit know what you think! 


Easy Gluten Free PancakesĀ 


I LOVE pancakes! I cannot emphasize that enough! It is…it was my absolute favourite Sunday breakfast until we cut wheat from our diet.

I started searching online for gluten free pancake recipes and found a bunch of options, but most looked complicated and time consuming. So I took the best info from each recipe and combined it into an easy, healthy and delicious recipe for gluten free pancakes with only 4 ingredients that most people have in their house! 


This maybe be the simplest recipe ever! 

Ingredients 

  1. 2 x bananas
  2. 1 cup oatmeal (blended)
  3. 4 eggs
  4. Cinnamon to taste


Here is the easiest part….put everything in a blender and pour your batter right from the blender into the pan. I blended the oatmeal first for the picture above, but the next time I blended it all together and it resulted in the perfect consistency! 


Make sure to start with a good amount of butter in the pan first to avoid sticking!


This recipe made 6 nice size pancakes that were delicious, moist and perfect! 

Remember, these arent going to cook like regular pancakes, so keep the temperature on medium low,  flip carefully and you will not be disappointed šŸ˜