How was your weekend? Ours was fun and I’ll be posting some pictures soon. But last week I posted on my stories on Instagram an oat bar I made and it was really, really good. A few people asked me for the recipe, which is the easiest thing ever, so I’m sharing here. Let me tell you, I won’t bake if is not easy and quick… I just don’t have time for it right now, so I’m all up for yummy and easy recipes. I got this one awhile ago from the Wallflour Girl. This time I added some dark chocolate from Jacques Torres (good chocolate makes the whole difference) and some raisins. I did before with chocolate and walnuts too and it turned out great. Botton line is, you can add whatever you want and I highly recommend dark chocolate chips, otherwise it gets pretty boring, haha.
So here it is:
“Idiot-Proof Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Bars
- 2 1/2 cups oats, old-fashioned or quick-cooking (I used the latter and they worked fine)
- 2 cups flour (the original calls for 1 cup APF and 1 cup wheat flour; I used 2 cups APF)
- 1 cup brown sugar, loosely packed
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup canola oil OR coconut oil, melted
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, throw in ALL ingredients except the chocolate chips. Seriously. Just do it and mix away until a dough pulls together.
- Mix in your chocolate chips. Sha-bam! Done.
- Shove it all in your prepared pan. Like, evenly and stuff. Sprinkle more chocolate chips on top if you feel like it, because you’re a grown-up and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise unless you’re not one, in which case pretend you are one while you’re making these. You can wear shocking red high-heels in the kitchen to facilitate this process.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until bars are lightly golden on top and they seem just slightly doughy–then pull them out and let them cool on the stovetop for at least 30 minutes.
- Cut these crumbly, chewy babies into squares, or just attack them with your fork. I did.”