Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Makes 16

These oat-packed cookie bars travel well and are serious crowd pleasers. Swap tart dried cherries or sliced dried apricots for the pecans to give them a fruity twist.

Ingredients: 
  • Canola spray oil
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
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Method: 

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a (9-inch) baking pan with spray oil; set aside.

Put butter and sugar into a large bowl and mash together with a fork until well combined. Add eggs and vanilla and stir well. In a separate medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture in thirds, alternating with the milk. Stir in oats, chocolate chips and pecans until combined then transfer batter to prepared pan, smooth out evenly and bake until golden brown around the edges and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Set aside to let cool then cut into squares and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 bar, 240 calories (110 from fat), 13g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 40mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 16g sugar), 4g protein
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