I would like to say that I am a good cook... I can make all of the basics well; boil water, fry an egg, etc. and you know what they say, you must learn the rules before you can break them... I won't lie to you, sometimes breaking the rules pays off... and sometimes rule breaking should be left to the true gourmand.
It is a tale as old as time, I imagine a recipe based on the scraps of ingredients left in my cupboards, cross my fingers and hope beyond hope it doesn't taste like cardboard. Nine times out of ten things turn out amazing! (or at least edible)... that tenth one however, usually ends up the texture of styrofoam with the flavor of a sneaker... it isn't pretty to say the least. ANYWAYS...
The other day I decided to concoct an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie inspired by a recipe I found online. Well... being that I rarely (never) follow directions, the batter ended up a bit runny, so I decided that instead of cookies they should be cookie bars! Brilliant, I know.
-CHOCOLATE CHIP OATMEAL COOKIE BARS-
What you will need:
1 1/4 cups gf flour mix (I used Bobs Red Mill)
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 tbsp coconut oil melted
4 tbsp butter melted
1 1/2 cups coconut sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
3 cups gf oats
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place, flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a large bowl and stir. Pour in melted oil and butter, mix well. In a separate bowl, blend sugar, vanilla, eggs, and apple sauce, stir until smooth, add to the dry ingredients. Mix the oats and chocolate chips into the batter until evenly coated.
Pour the batter into a 9x9 inch pan, bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
Allow to cool, cut into 2 inch squares, and devour.
I won't lie, these little gems are hella crumbly... but they taste like heaven so it is worth the crumbs that will, inevitably, grace the front of your sweater. Also if you spread those crumbs on a baking sheet and toast them at 350 for 10-15 minutes, they turn into a granola like substance that is divine with almond milk poured over the top... seriously, it is delicious!
Best of luck my fellow bakers, may your next kitchen mistake turn out better than the last.