Oat Bars with Dark Chocolate

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.

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So here it is:

Idiot-Proof Healthy Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix in your chocolate chips. Sha-bam! Done.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Cut these crumbly, chewy babies into squares, or just attack them with your fork. I did.”

 

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