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Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

(Gluten-free, gout-friendly)

You don't have to tell anyone these are homemade, healthy (gulp!) granola bars.

Chocolate

Just let your guests enjoy the chewiness of the oats and dense chocolate flavor from the highest-quality dark chocolate you can find.

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup fat-free yogurt (plain or vanilla)

  • 1/2 cup artificial sweetener brown sugar blend

  • 1-1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats

  • 2 tablespoons milled flaxseed

  • 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or bittersweet baking bar broken into small chunks 

  • Cooking spray

Directions

Whisk egg with yogurt and brown sugar. Blend in oats and flaxseed. Add chocolate chips. Spread mixture in an 8-inch-square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Cut into bars.

Makes 12 bars

Each bar contains about 125 calories, 4 g protein, 3 g fat, 18 mg cholesterol, 20 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, and 12 mg sodium.

To make this recipe gluten-free, use only quick oats that are certified gluten-free. Read food labels of ingredients carefully and contact the company if you have any questions.

This recipe is gout-friendly because it contains food moderate in purines. You should limit the amount of oatmeal you eat to less than 2/3 of a cup (uncooked) per day.

Online Medical Reviewer: Poulson, Brittany, RD, CDE
Online Medical Reviewer: Wilkins, Joanna, R.D., C.D.
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2016
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