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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars – Healthy


Description

Crispy, chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars that are secretly healthy with mouthwatering texture from chewy oats and melty chocolate morsels. The best healthy oatmeal cookie bars!


Ingredients

Scale

Dry Ingredients

  • ½ cup oat flourif using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Wet Ingredients

  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ½ flax egg (1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseed + 1 ½ tablespoons water, whisked together, set for 15 minutes) – remember to make just 1/2 a flax egg! 😉
  • ¾ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

Add-ins

Optional Topping

  • 2 tablespoons sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients. Whisk until well mixed.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Stir and fold with a rubber spatula until no flour patches remain. Fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using the rubber spatula, spread into an even, tightly-packed layer. Optionally, press chocolate chips into the top of the bars.
  6. Bake for 26-30 minutes, until golden brown on top. Mine took 28 minutes.
  7. Place baking pan on a cooling rack, allowing to cool for 30 minutes. Pinch the edges of parchment/foil and lift bars onto the rack to continue cooling completely (about 1-2 hours). Slice into 16 bars. Enjoy!

Notes

Storing Instructions: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 1-2 weeks.

Freezing Instructions: Store in a freezer-friendly container. Keep for 1-3 months in the freezer. Thaw at room temperature for about 10-20 minutes before enjoying. Or, warm in the microwave for about 5-10 seconds.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 28 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: oatmeal cookie bars, oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars healthy