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Monday, January 12, 2015

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars



I'm not a big breakfast person. Most mornings I make a smoothie and am satisfied with that as a breakfast of sorts, but sometimes I want something different. These chocolate chip oatmeal bars are the perfect way to shake up my routine without being too complicated. All I have to do is grab one or two and I can be out the door in less time than it takes to make my beloved smoothies.

I'm sure these oatmeal bars will taste a lot better than the pre-packaged ones in the store. They can also be frozen for later use, which is always a bonus in my book. If you prefer to put fruit in them instead of chocolate chips that is another option as well. Next time I will try  strawberry banana or blueberry oatmeal bars.





The best part of this recipe is that only one bowl is needed for the whole thing so that means easy preparation and clean up. It doesn't get any better than that in the baking world. These oatmeal bars would be great to bake on the weekend for breakfast for the upcoming week.


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Yield: 9 bars

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter (melted)
2 eggs (room temperature)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup milk chocolate morsels


Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 8 x 8 pan with non stick baking spray.

1. Place all ingredients, except chocolate morsels in a large bowl.
2. Mix well until combined.
3. Place oatmeal mixture  into prepared pan and press into bottom of pan until even.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick is inserted in center and comes out clean.
5. Allow to cool completely in pan.





I hope you enjoy this easy and filling breakfast option. Have a great week everyone.

If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag it on Instagram or Twitter with #savorthebaking!

Savor The Baking,
Chineka

6 comments:

  1. I loooove oats! These look delicious enough for dessert, I can't believe I can eat them for breakfast! So yummy :)

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    1. Thanks Medha. You will enjoy them for breakfast.

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  2. Since John had his heart attack we eat breakfast every morning. Porridge for him and cold cereal for me and one piece of toast. I'd walk an extra mile for one of these for breakfast!

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    1. I hope John is doing a little better now. These would be a great alternative for both of your breakfasts! Thanks for the compliment.

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  3. Ohh this looks like a delicious change-up for breakfast. I'm pinning this to try. We usually east homemade granola, but I like this for something a bit different (but still has oats).

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  4. Thanks Amy, It's definitely something good for a change in breakfast.

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