Walnut Oat Cookie Bars (vegan, gluten free)
these little bites of heaven only require 5 main ingredients.
they are so simple and SO delicious. I’m officially addicted- and I promise you will be too. A new staple in my kitchen!
vegan + gluten free!
1 cup gluten free old fashioned oats
1 cup raw walnuts
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tbsp avocado oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4-1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Add oats, walnuts, and sea salt to a food processor. Pulse for 15-20 seconds, until a meal forms.
While processor is still on, pour in maple syrup and avocado oil. Process until a dough forms. This should take 1 minute or less.
Spread dough onto an 8x8 square baking dish lined with parchment paper. Be patient- it will take a minute to spread the dough evenly. Tip: keep an inch or 2 of the baking dish unfilled on all 4 sides so that the bars are not spread too thin. I use a small spatula to shape the dough into a square about 1/2 inch thick.
Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 11-12 minutes, then immediately lift parchment paper up to remove bars from the baking dish. Allow to cool, then slice into 12 squares.