2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups whole wheat flour or regular
1 1/2 cups brown sugar ( I have made it and added less sugar than this and even use
other sweeteners to substitute.
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups of coconut oil, butter or for healthier alternative use applesauce, canned
pumpkin, mashed banana to replace some of the oil. I usually do half and half of each.
Whatever you have on hand. If the batter still seems to dry you can always add a little
water or milk.
2 cups chocolate chips, nuts, coconut or raisins. Put in your favorites.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Add everything but the chocolate chips to the bowl or stand mixer and beat until just combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter into the baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tester comes out with just a few moist crumbs. Bars should look slightly underdone.
- Let cool 1 hour before cutting into bars. ( If you can wait that long!)
I usually do this recipe x4 to have plenty and put it on a large baking sheet. I cut up after and freeze extra for quick snack, breakfast or just whenever the kids are hungry! It’s a very easy, affordable, versatile recipe that you feel good feeding your family.
I chose this recipe because it reminds me of my kids the most. I came up with this recipe years ago and they have been eating them since their teeth came in!! Isaac still requests them even after being married. Reminds him of home.
Wife and Mother