Gluten-Free Oatmeal Superfood Cookies Bar

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I've been on the search for some sort of cookie or dessert ever since going gluten free and refined sugar free.  Now here is a prerequisite, I know I can NEVER replace the exact taste of one of those Great American Cookies you get at the mall (you know what I'm talking about right :) ? ), but the more I find out about many ingredients that are FAKE and basically new names for artificial sugar, who wants one of those cookies anyways?   Therefore, I have made it a mission to successfully find and refine recipes so I feel GUILTLESS and EMPOWERED when I am really itching for something a little sweet for dessert.  Yes, even though I am a health coach, I have a SWEET TOOTH every once in a while :).  Check it out and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 1/2 cups gluten free oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2-3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup slivered almonds
2-3 tablespoons Maca Root Powder
2 Tablespoons Nut Butter (I used whole foods almond butter)
Sea Salt to Taste
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup 100% Maple Syrup
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 eggs
1/3 cup dairy-free, soy free chocolate chips (or dark chocolate)

 

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) Mix all DRY ingredients together (including almond butter)  EXCEPT chocolate chips, in a large bowl.
3) Mix all wet ingredients.
4) Slowly add dry ingredients in with the wet and stir in chocolate chips.
5) Smoothly pour on a greased cookie sheet in a 13X9 inch pan.  Cook for about 16 minutes, turning half way in the middle.  Cool, cut, and ENJOY!