These oatmeal chocolate chip bars are soft, moist, slightly chewy, super satisfying, and perfect for serving up as breakfast, a snack, or dessert! The recipe uses all simple pantry-friendly ingredients and is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and contains a top-secret healthy ‘hidden’ protein-rich ingredient no one will guess!
Add all dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and mix again, just for a few seconds (don't over mix).
Now add the dairy-free chocolate chips and stir with a spoon.
Spoon the batter into the lined baking pan. Top with more chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
Bake in the oven for about 28-35 minutes (it can take some minutes more or less, depending on your oven and the size of your baking dish). I have a gas oven and baked them for exactly 35 minutes. You can insert a toothpick into the middle after 28 minutes. When it comes out dry, the dessert is done!
Let it cool and cut into bars. Enjoy for breakfast or as a dessert!
Any nut butter like peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter works fine.
For a nut-free version use coconut butter or tahini (if you don't mind the slightly bitter taste of tahini). I wouldn't recommend sunflower seed butter as it will turn the bars green unless you leave out the baking powder and baking soda (yes I tried it before, haha).
I used Erythritol but you can use any other sweetener, for example, birch sugar (Xylitol), date sugar, coconut sugar, cane sugar, etc.
Double the batch: You won’t regret it – that way, you can enjoy some now and store the rest in the freezer.