Gluten-Free Outdoor Bars

Say “take a hike” to gluten and make your own snack bars just the way you like them. This recipe lets you easily substitute to your taste.

In this episode of Gluten Morgan, Karen Morgan, the author of the acclaimed cookbook, Blackbird Bakery Gluten Free, and founder of Blackbird Bakery opens in a new tab, says “take a hike” to gluten with these homemade snack bars featuring tangy orange juice and dried cherries that you can easily substitute with other dried fruits or add nuts. Make them just how you like them, wrap and go!

Outdoor BarsIngredients:Natural spray oil for pan3 cups gluten-free rolled oats1/3 cup smooth almond butter (or sub another nut or seed butter)1 cup dried sour cherries (or sub other dried fruits and/or nuts or chocolate chips)1/2 cup orange juice1/3 cup honey1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (or cinnamon)1/2 teaspoon salt3 egg whites2 tablespoon finely ground flaxseedPreparation:Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray an 8-inch square pan with oil; set aside. Mix together oats, almond butter, cherries, orange juice, honey, nutmeg, salt and egg whites in a bowl; press firmly into pan. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, sprinkle flaxseed over the top, let cool completely, cut into bars and serve. Serves 12. What’s your favorite flavor combo in an outdoor bar?

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