Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars




Introduction: Gluten Free Peanut Butter and Jelly Bars

About: I like to make food and create recipes! I share them here because it makes the world more efficient if we all share good ideas. I have a gluten/dairy free child who inspires much of what I create in the ki…

1.5 cups peanut butter (full fat...don't use low-fat)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup whole milk
1.5 cups certified gluten free rolled oats
3 TB ground flax
4 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup Jam or Jelly (I use a berry mixture:  blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry....but grape jelly would work too)

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish with butter.  

2.  In your stand mixer with the paddle attachment on low, mix everything (except for the jam) together until well combined.

3.  Using your hands, spread 2/3 of the batter into your greased baking dish. Spread the jam over this (again, easiest to use your fingers but you could also try a knife).  Crumble the remaining batter over the jam so it is evenly spread (see photos above).  Once all of your batter is crumbled on top of the jam, gently press down with the back of a spatula to flatten the crumbles slightly (to prevent tiny peaks from burning on top).

4.  Bake for about 38 minutes.  Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes:  These are so fun and really delicious!   They also pack very well for a picnic or plane ride.   Make sure you use a jam that has fruit listed as the first ingredient....not sugar!

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    This sounds really good. Does it come out with a definite PB&J flavor or does it kind of blend together into a flavor all it's own?


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Its different from a PB&J sandwich because the peanut butter is mixed in with a ton of other the flavor is more muted. The peanut butter flavor is stronger than the jelly...and if you wanted to change that you could double the amount of jelly/jam you use. It might take a few minutes longer to cook if you did that. Its hard to describe what exactly these taste like, but sort of a peanut butter (soft) granola bar with a jelly topping. My husband and 3 year old son LOVE them! Sometimes I don't have time to make homemade GF bread for a real PB&J sandwich...these are a super quick substitute :)


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    A PB granola bar with jelly sounds pretty good, I think I'll try your recipe first before adding any extra jelly.


    9 years ago

    Looks great, but I accidentally flagged it. ... I hate this app sometimes -_-


    9 years ago

    Looks amazing I'll try it as soon as possible. Thank you