Wholesome Chocolate Chip Bars
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Recipe by Alisa Marie Fleming, author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook. Alisa is also the founder of the top dairy-free website, GoDairyFree.org, and Senior Editor for an industry-leading publication, Allergic Living Magazine.
Serves: 12 to 16 bars
  • 1-1/4 cups whole white-wheat flour (see flour notes in post above)
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar (can sub brown sugar)
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder (1/2 teaspoon above 3000 feet)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅜ teaspoon salt
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted (can sub grapeseed, canola, or rice bran oil)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce or So Delicious Dairy Free Plain Coconut Milk Yogurt, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup dairy-free chocolate chips
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF and grease and flour an 8x8-inch baking dish, or line it with parchment paper.
  2. If using coconut sugar, grind it into a powder with your spice grinder - this is optional, but helps!
  3. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the maple, oil, dairy-free yogurt, and vanilla.
  5. Add the dry to the wet, and stir until well-combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  6. Spread the batter/dough (it will be thick) into your prepared baking pan with a spatula or damp hands, if needed.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden and beginning to pull away from the edges.
  8. Let cool completely before cutting.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/wholesome-chocolate-chip-bars