I don’t really think of myself as someone who needs cookie consumption encouragement. However, these cookies, packed with oats, whole wheat flour, and coconut oil, give you that extra push when you are trying to decide if a round two (or three) cookie is appropriate.
There is a LOT of chocolate in these. As in a few of the cookies felt mainly like a chocolate bar with some oats sprinkled around it. You could cut the amount of chocolate down and make these feel even healthier although I wouldn’t recommend it.
Did I mention these are some of the easiest cookies/bars/whatever I have ever made? Definitely a new staple in my cookie rotation.
Inspired by HalfBakedHarvest
2.5 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
0.5 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut oil, melted (can sub canola oil if need be)
1 aggressive tablespoon vanilla
8-10 ounces of dark chocolate, chopped into chunk (1.5-2 cups)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Make sure there are not any large chunks of brown sugar.
In a small bowl whisk melted coconut oil (not piping hot oil- let it cool), eggs and vanilla. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and combine (like you mean it). Mix in about 1-1.5 of the dark chocolate chunks (reserving some).
Turn half the batter out into pan, pushing the dough into pan. Sprinkle on most of the remaining dark chocolate chunks and place the remaining half of the dough over the chunks. Sprinkle more dark chocolate chunks on top.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes. Do not over bake (or the cookie gods will frown upon you). Let cool (yeah right) and serve.
I can never get enough oatmeal bars! These look incredibly delicious!!
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