It doesn’t matter what time of year or what type of event, chocolate chip oatmeal bars are always the right decision. Since this is a dessert that I firmly believe that everyone should make on the regular, I used this recipe for my first video! I’m so excited to connect with you more through video and share all the tips and tricks I have found (and I’m excited to learn yours too!).
This recipe is adapted from a very popular Chewy Oatmeal Cookies recipe. I love oatmeal in my chocolate chip cookies and I love cinnamon with my chocolate. This recipe combines all of that in a thick chewy bar with a crispy “crust” resulting in Heaven on Earth. The video below takes you through the steps to make these beautiful bars and how easy they are to bake for those people in your life you want to keep around!
There are a lot of vegan chocolate chip brands that you can choose from now. I used the Trader Joe’s Semi Sweet chips in this recipe, but I really love the Chocolove’s chocolate chips (they are local to me and I have been a huge fan of theirs for years!). After making these twice this weekend, I think that this vegan chocolate chip oatmeal bar recipe beats any that I have ever had with eggs and butter.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars
- 2 tbsp Bob Mill's Egg Replacer
- 6 tbsp Water
- 1 cup` Softened Butter I recommend Miyoko's
- 200 g (1 cup) Light Brown Sugar
- 200 g (1 cup) Granulated Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 240 g All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon Optional
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- 240 g Quick Oats
- ½ cup Chocolate Chips
- 1 tbsp Plant Milk
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease and flour an 9X9" pan. In a small bowl, mix together Egg replacer and water until all lumps are gone and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl, beat together softened (not melted) butter, brown sugar and white sugar until combined. Beat in egg mixture and vanilla until very creamy, 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, sea salt and quick oats and whisk together. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, a little at a time on slow speed.
- Once dough is combined, stir in chocolate chips. Press the dough into the pan with your hands or a fork until it is evenly distributed.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean. Let cool then remove bars from pan onto a flat plate or cutting board.
- If desired, place chocolate chips and milk in a small bowl. Microwave in 30 second burst, stirring after each time until fully melted. The chocolate takes a minute for the glaze to emulsify, but keep stirring and it will all come together. Drizzle the chocolate glaze over your bars. Cut the bars into the desired size and serve!
I think that the melted chocolate drizzle really takes these bars into some very fancy levels. If you have an extra couple of minutes, take the time to dress them up in a little extra chocolate. They would also make awesome gifts like the brownie companies that will mail you a pan of brownies. Only yours will be homemade and MUCH tastier!