Flourless Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients

  •  Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 can (15-16 oz/398 mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2   eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) reduced-fat creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) white chocolate morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) quick cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly spray wells of Brownie Pan with nonstick cooking spray.  

  2. Place chickpeas and eggs in Manual Food Processor; process until well blended (mixture will not be smooth, see cook’s tips).  

  3. Carefully remove blade from processor bowl. Transfer chickpea mixture to Classic Batter Bowl. Add peanut butter and vanilla; mix well with Small Mix ‘N Scraper®. Add ⅓ cup (75 mL) of the morsels, oats, cranberries, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.  

  4. Using Medium Scoop, divide mixture evenly into wells of pan. Gently spread mixture with back of Scoop. Bake 16–18 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean.  

  5. Place remaining 1/3 cup (75 mL) morsels in 1-cup (250-mL) Prep Bowl; microwave on HIGH 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds or until melted. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag (see cook’s tips).  

  6. Remove pan from oven to Stackable Cooling Rack; let cool 5 minutes. Trim a small corner off the bag; drizzle chocolate evenly over top of bars. Serve with Mini Nylon Serving Spatula.  

Yield:

  • 12  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 190, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 35 mg, Sodium 270 mg, Carbohydrate 25 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 6 g
 

 

Cook's Tips:

The Manual Food Processor will get the chickpea and egg mixture thoroughly combined, but it will not be totally smooth.  See step 2.
 
The chickpeas take the place of flour! Chickpeas are low in fat, high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. Plus, the chickpeas make the bars more moist and mouthwatering! 
 
To fill plastic bag with melted chocolate, place a small resealable plastic bag over rim of Mini Measure-All® Cup with one corner pointing into the cup. Pour melted chocolate into bag. Remove bag and twist top.

 

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