These Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars will have you feeling like it's your birthday - easy, delicious, and made with whole food ingredients!

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Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars

Go shawty, it’s ya birthday! And even if it’s not, these Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars will have you wanting to celebrate. They’re totally gluten free, made with whole food ingredients, and are so tasty! Big on birthday cake flavor, and you can dress them up with a glaze or frosting to make them extra special. I like to make a batch plan to keep on hand for when I want something sweet, but don’t want to eat a ton of sugar. But enough about how you eat them – first, let’s make them!

Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars

Making Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars

These bars are a simple, one-bowl recipe that requires next to no prep and minimal clean up. To make them, you’ll need:

  • Oats (I used old fashioned)
  • Almond flour, which you’ll want to lightly sift to remove any clumps
  • Baking soda, to give these some rise
  • Vanilla and almond extract, which will give these their birthday cake flavor
  • Egg (or sub vegan egg alternative)
  • Maple syrup (or sub honey)
  • Melted coconut oil
  • Rainbow sprinkles, because duh
Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars

In a medium mixing bowl, combine oats, almond flour, baking soda and stir together. In another bowl, combine melted (cooled) coconut oil, egg, vanilla and almond extracts, and maple syrup. Stir wet ingredients together, then mix into the dry ingredients. Lastly, fold in the sprinkles.

Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper and press in the dough so it makes an even layer. If you’re looking to make more, double the recipe and use a 9×9 square pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Let cool, slice, and enjoy!

Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars

Gluten Free Birthday Cake Bars

Jacklin Altman
These bars are totally gluten free, made with whole food ingredients, and easily made vegan. They're a delicious, sweet treat that you can feel good about!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 238 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • 9×5 Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond flour sifted
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil cooled
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together oats, almond flour, and baking soda.
  • In another bowl, stir together egg, maple syrup, cooled melted coconut oil, vanilla and almond extract.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, and fold sprinkles into the dough.
  • Line your pan with parchment paper and press the dough into the pan in an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool, slice, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 5gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 146mgPotassium: 77mgFiber: 3gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 30IUCalcium: 50mgIron: 1mg
Keyword snack, dessert, gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, almond, birthday cake
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