Friday, April 24, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars


1 egg
1 egg white
¾ cup sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
3 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups rolled oats
½ cup mini chocolate chips

Coat a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside. Mix the egg, egg white, and sugars until smooth. Add the oil and vanilla, mix for 10-15 seconds. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until just blended. Add the oats and incorporate with on/off turns. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and lightly mix them in. Transfer the dough to the pan-- it will be thick. Wet your fingers with water and press the dough evenly into the pan. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Do not let them brown-- they are better when they are soft and chewy! Cool in the pan and then cut into squares.

2 comments:

The Thorley Family said...

We made this for FHE tonight and everyone loved them... we added raisins - they tasted great with the chocolate chips. Next time I might throw in a bit of cinnamon too.

The Dahle Family said...

These had a great, chewy texture. They even worked well using powdered EnerG egg replacer (making them Vegan and even lower fat; I just did it because I was out of eggs). I love that you can use canola oil instead of the butter that most cookies ahve and still get a very satisfyinf oatmeal cocolate chip experience!