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Thanks to a wide range of new gluten-free products like breads, rolled oats, condiments, sauces and more, plus naturally gluten-free alternatives like amaranth, millet and almond flours, it is easier than ever to avoid gluten when you’re cooking and baking. Here is one of our favorite simple recipes for a quick afternoon snack or breakfast on the go. For more gluten free recipes visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/gluten-free.
Cherry Orange Oatmeal Outdoor Bars
· Natural spray oil for pan
· 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
· 1/3 cup smooth almond butter
· 1 cup dried sour cherries, or a mix of cherries and raisins
· 1/2 cup orange juice
· 1/3 cup honey
· 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
· 1/2 teaspoon salt
· 3 egg whites
· 2 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed
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.
Per Serving: 200 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 110mg sodium, 32g carbohydrates, (6 g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 7g protein.
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