Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Peanut butter Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

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I made these bars as snacks for my kids. This has a lot of oats, whole wheat flour and not too much of fat. The original recipe had 1/2 cup butter and I wanted to use up the peanut butter which, hardly anyone eats at my place. Sometimes I wonder why I buy them in the first place. Anyway, these bars turned out to be great.

Adapted from here.
Ingredients:
Peanut Butter - 1/4 cup (measured in dry measuring cup)
Vegetable Oil - 1/4 cup
Eggs - 2 large
Light Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup
Whole Wheat flour - 1 cup
Rolled Oats - 1 1/2 cups
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Semi Sweet Chocolate chips - 1 cup
Vanilla - 1 tsp

Method:
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray a 8" or 9" square pan with vegetable oil spray. In a bowl, combine peanut butter, oil, brown sugar well. Crack two eggs and add it to the bowl. Beat well till everything is mixed well. Add milk, vanilla and stir. In another bowl, whisk together flour, oats, baking powder, salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to wet and fold. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour it on to the prepared pan. Smooth the top with a spatula. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes. If you use a 9 " square pan, it would be better to check around 28 minutes. I used an 8 " square pan and it took 33 minutes to bake. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. When completely cool, cut into squares. I made 16 squares out of this pan.

Notes:
Needless to say, you could use your choice of chips and nuts in this. Instead of using peanut butter, use regular butter or replace with oil. I would say this can be made into eggless/ vegan version very easily using flax eggs or ener-G egg replacer.

Counting Calories:
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7 comments:

  1. wow those bars looks so delicious n healthy too ...yummy

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. I wonder how the eggless ones will turn out!

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  3. Peanut butter bars! I am always trying to make some chewy bar for after school snack for my daughter will have to make this one.

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  4. What a lovely combination! Looks yummy!

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  5. looks so so good. will make it asap.

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  6. Another great recipe! I used chia seeds as an egg substitute (2 tbp chia + 6 tbp water) and only 1/2 c chocolate chunks. So good!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Megan for the feedback. I have heard of chia seeds but have never used them. I surely would like to try.

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