Cookie Thursday: Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars (recipe)

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
Once again, I find myself short on time this week and thought that a bar cookie would be the perfect solution. I was also looking for an addition to our breakfast cookie collection, you know, cookies that taste great in the morning with a cup of coffee, but also pack enough nutrition to count as breakfast. This recipe fits all those requirements! I started with a recipe for Oatmeal Toffee Bars from NoshWithMe, and tweaked it a little to support my chocolate craving. Here is the recipe:

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup white flour
  • 3 tablespoons whole ground flaxseed meal
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 1 package chocolate chips
  • 3 cups oats

Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 13″x9″ pan.

Sift flours, flaxseed meal, baking soda, cinnamom and salt in a bowl; set aside. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in flour mixture, alternating with buttermilk, starting and ending with flour mixture. Add in chocolate chips and oats.

Spread into prepared pan; bake 30 minutes until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes about 3 dozen.


  1. These look soo good! I love bar cookies and I’ve never tried Oatmeal Chocolate Chip before!

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  2. I love the idea of cookies (nutritional ones) for breakfast! My kids might like this too…

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  3. These look so good! I’ve been looking for something that would satisfy my choco/oatmeal/chewy craving and these seem perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    my kids inhaled them – I brought them as the post-soccer game treat on Saturday and all the kids seemed to enjoy them!

  5. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    yes, these certainly satisfy many-a-craving! Watch the cooking time, I think I might have slightly overcooked them, as they were a little less moist then I would have liked….

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