Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Baking - Sweet

Healthy Peanut Butter Chunk Oatmeal Bars

12 servings

servings

1 hour 15 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1/2 cup (100g) packed brown sugar

1 cup (250g) chunky or creamy peanut butter

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup (127g) whole wheat flour (spooned & leveled)

1 cup (85g) old-fashioned whole rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup (120ml) milk (I used almond milk, but use whichever you prefer)

1/2 cup (90g) dairy-free chocolate chips (or regular chocolate chips)

1/2 cup (70g) raisins (or whichever mix-ins you’d like)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.

With an electric or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix the brown sugar and peanut butter on medium speed until light in color and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla, scraping down the sides as needed.

On medium speed, add in the flour, oats, salt, and baking soda. The dough will be very thick and clumpy, but it will come together. Slowly add the milk in a steady stream, mixing until a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips and raisins. Use your hands to make sure everything is combined, if needed.

Once dough is completely combined, press it lightly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 17-20 minutes until the bars are lightly golden and set. Allow to cool completely and cut into squares. I keep mine in the refrigerator in a covered container. Bars will be good stored up to 2 weeks.

12 servings

servings

1 hour 15 minutes

total time
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