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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars With A Secret Ingredient

These are the Best Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars which contain a secret healthy ingredient. They are moist, soft, and satisfying.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bars, chickpeas, chocolate chip, healthy, oatmeal, secret ingredient
Servings: 8
Calories: 268kcal
Author: ElaVegan

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • One 15 oz can
  • rinsed and drained 270 g
  • 1/2 cup
  • I used coconut milk 120 ml
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup
  • I used cashew butter 80 g
  • 1 tsp

Dry Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
  • or sugar of choice 100 g
  • 2 cups instant oats gluten free if needed (180 g)
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 cup dairy free
  • + more for the top 120 g in total

Instructions

  • Prepare and measure all the ingredients. Once you are done 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).
  • Put all wet ingredients into a food processor and mix until smooth.
  • 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!

Notes

This recipe was republished with permission from ElaVegan. Find the original recipe here.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal

ElaVegan

Michaela, otherwise known as Ela, is a vegan food blogger and founder of the incredibly successful blog elavegan,com. Ela does all the food styling, writing, recipe creating and photography for the blog, and has been vegan since 2011. She stopped eating meat when she was only 6 years old, due to her love for animals and nature. "Going vegan was the best decision in my life. Knowing that I don’t participate in the torture and exploitation of farm animals brought an inner peace to myself. I feel...