{gluten-free} Oatie Squares

Days go by, a month! since I’ve last visited here and we are now in California for the summer months blessed with cool, foggy mornings, lots of strong espresso, and all the locally grown produce a native could wish for.

Summer calls for cookies, and pie, and all sort of delicious fruity things. It also calls for a simple recipe, and this one certainly fits that particular wont. Oats are twirled with maple syrup and coconut oil, topped with melted chocolate, and then slid into the fridge (rather than the oven) to rest awhile and get cozy. It doesn’t get much easier than that but don’t worry: for all its ease, this isn’t a boring recipe. Not at all.

I have a feeling this will morph into an iteration of some sort of no-bake raspberry (or blackberry) bars as we ease into warmer weather here on the West Coast. Summer, like I mentioned, is ripe and bursting with fruit and when it’s in season and I am here for the season well — I can’t not take advantage. You, too?

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  1. Fantastic! And, thank you.

  2. So these look scrumptious. I have (for the moment) a napping babe and an occupied big brother – think I’ll try whipping them up!

    So glad you get this time in California.

  3. spiridakis says:

    Nice description of CA weather! Looks good….let’s eat!

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