Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Full of oats, chocolate chips and chia seeds, these oatmeal bars are perfect for an on-the-go snack.

Ingredients 24 servings

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  • ¼ cup water
  • 1½ teaspoons ground chia seeds (see Tip)
  • 1 cup regular rolled oats
  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed brown sugar (see Tip)
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with foil-lined parchment pan lining paper.
  2. In a bowl combine the water and ground chia seeds; let stand 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place ½ cup of the oats in a food processor. Cover and process until finely ground. Add the next four ingredients (through baking soda). Cover and process until combined.
  4. In a large bowl beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium until mixture starts to cling to the sides of the bowl. Beat in egg product, vanilla and chia mixture until combined. Add the remaining ½ cup oats and the flour mixture, beating on low to medium until combined. Stir in chocolate pieces (dough will be stiff). Spread dough in the prepared pan.
  5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into 24 bars.
  • Tips: If you have whole chia seeds, grind them using a spice grinder or a mortar and pestle
  • If using a sugar substitute, we recommend Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend for the brown sugar, and Splenda® Sugar Blend for the granulated sugar. Follow package directions to use product amounts equivalent to ¾ cup brown sugar and ⅓ cup granulated sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 91 cal., 106 mg sodium, 12 g carb. (6 g sugars).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bar
  • Per serving: 121 calories; 4 g fat(3 g sat); 1 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 5 mg cholesterol; 14 g sugars; 91 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 17 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 108 mg sodium; 48 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, ½ fat, ½ starch

Reviews 1

October 29, 2018
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By: Bob
Loved the recipe...it was a big hit with everyone ?? 1 big question on the recipe: what is the egg mixture? I added one egg but it did not list eggs in the ingredient list ??
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