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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars | This gluten-free dessert recipe is a dream come true for chocolate chip cookie lovers, especially if you’re also trying to eat healthy and stick to healthy desserts. | The Banana Diaries #thebananadiaries #glutenfree #refinedsugarfree #glutenfreedessert #chocolatechipcookies #chocolatechip #healthydessert

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars {Gluten-Free}

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x
  • Category: Dessert


These chocolate chip cookie bars are full doughy and sweet while also being gluten free and refined sugar free! Perfect for all sweet-tooths!


  • 2 1/2 cups sprouted organic oats (divided; can sub in store-bought oat flour)
  • 1 cup vegan butter (melted)
  • 2 flaxseed eggs (sub regular if not vegan
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 bar Lily’s Sweets Baking Chocolate (can sub in your favorite chocolate)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. To make oat flour, pulse whole oats in a food processor for about 30 seconds or until a finally ground powder.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F and grease a 9×9 baking pan with butter or coconut oil.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together 1 1/2 cups oat flour (reserve 1 cup of oat flour for chocolate layer), baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together flaxseed eggs, 3/4 cup melted butter (reserve 1/4 cup for chocolate layer), vanilla, and maple syrup.
  5. Slowly pour in wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. 
  6. Fold in chocolate chips and set aside.
  7. In a microwave-safe bowl, break chocolate bar into pieces and melt for 60 seconds, stirring every 20 seconds.
  8. Remove from microwave, and in a small bowl, combine 1 cup oat flour, melted chocolate, and 1/4 cup butter. Mix thoroughly until combined.
  9. Pour 1/2 of the cookie dough layer into the 9×9 baking dish.
  10. Pour all of the chocolate layer on top and finish with layering the last of the cookie dough layer.
  11. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top if desired and place in the oven.
  12. Bake for at least 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  13. Let cool and serve!