These are the Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars which contain a secret healthy ingredient. They are moist, soft, and satisfying. The recipe contains only simple ingredients, is furthermore vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make. It might become your new favorite dessert or even breakfast!
Prepare and measure all the ingredients. I recommend using a kitchen scale for this recipe. You can easily switch between US and metric measurements underneath the ingredient list. Check the video below for easy visual instructions.
Preheat oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) and line a baking pan with parchment paper. My baking pan measures 9"x6" (23 x 15 cm).
Add all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips) and mix again, just for a few seconds (don't overmix).
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, it's done!
Let 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.