Soft, chewy and lightly sweet, these healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars make the perfect, healthy snack when you are on the go!
September is so busy. It's a struggle getting the kids (and me) back into the school routine.
And just like all of of the other busy moms and dads out there, we need to make ourselves a priority. We are always so busy taking care of our friends and family and stop putting everyone's needs in front of own own.
If you are looking or some more healthy recipes, you will love these Almond Flour Thumbprint Cookies, Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cookies, No Bake Cookie Dough Bars and definitely these Red Velvet Cookie Cups.
All of these would be even more yummy with some Low Carb Bulletproof Hot Chocolate, Apple Chai Latte and definitely some Spiked Apple Cider!
Speaking of busy…let's talk about saving some time in the kitchen!
I like to pick one day a week, usually Sundays to prep meals and snacks for the week. It saves so much time and energy to plan and prepare ahead of time.
I always prepare an easy snack that my kids can help themselves to during the day. These oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are just that and super delicious so there won't be any complaints from my kids.
Well, I think there is always some type of complaint but attest they won't complain about these bars.
These oatmeal chocolate chip bars are perfect for busy moms and dads like me who want to cut back on the processed foods that kids (and adults) are eating these days. They take 5 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes to cook and that's it.
A healthy, well balanced, protein-packed snack that you can feel good about giving to your family. These bars are made with all real, wholesome ingredients that you find easily in any grocery store.
Who the heck wants to buy crazy, obscure ingredients that they will only use for one recipe? Not me.
Trust me, no one is too busy to make these oatmeal chocolate chip bars. They are packed with all nutritious ingredients like hemp, chia and flax seeds so you can feel good about eating them.
And everything tastes better with some chocolate, right? I used gluten free, dairy free, vegan chocolate chips but you can easily use sugar free chocolate chips as well. I promise they taste delicious either way.
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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars
- 1 ripe banana mashed
- 1 ½ cup gluten-free oats
- ¼ cup ground flax seed
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ¼ cup hemp seeds
- ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup chocolate chips I used dairy-free ones
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips in a medium bowl and mix well.
- Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.
- Place parchment paper in an 8" square baking dish making sure parchment paper overlaps the sides for easy removal.
- Put the batter into prepared pan and press down.
- Bake for 25 minutes until thoroughly cooked.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then slice into 8 bars.
These bars are my new favorite snack to bring to work! They're so easy to make and taste so delicious!
I am so happy you like them, Liv! Thanks for stopping by!
I am trying so hard to eat better this year, but I need my chocolate fix & this does it for me!! Healthy & chocolate-y!! Great for on-the-go, breakfast or snacking!
Yes, the perfect healthy snack! Thanks so much!
this is an amazing gluten free bar recipe and I cannot thank you enough for sharing this as a new gluten intolerant person
Happy to help! Thanks, Jess!
Love these bars! They are the perfect snack -- yummy and healthy!
Yes, everything does taste a little better with chocolate, and these little bars are no exception! Made them to snack on this week. Yum!
I LOVE healthier treat ideas and these were so so good. Thank you for sharing!
What size baking dish did you use? Thanks.
I used an 8 inch rectangle pan, I will add that. Thank you Meagan!
Isabelle @ Crumb
Love these! I'm always on the lookout for healthy snacks I can pack in my bag for work, so that I don't have to worry about temptation when the dreaded mid-afternoon munchies strike.
Marjory @ Dinner-Mom
Love these healthy bars. I can think of so many times when they would be perfect..after school, game snack, you name it! (Sending good vibes your way too!)
These bars look amazing! Sending lots of good thoughts your way about the Melanoma. That's crazy twice in a month. Everything will be fine though!
I know my kids would be huge fans of these!
I am sorry you have to go through another surgery and I wish you good luck. I'll be thinking of you. Lovely bars and I'm craving one for breakfast with my coffee!
Good luck with your appointment, Lauren. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you. Great-looking bars by the way - they look just like the granola bars in the store, except they're so much healthier!
I'm always looking for healthy options for my kids' lunch boxes. This looks perfect!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Wishing you the best health in your check-ups, Lauren 🙂
These are my kind of snack to have on hand- Yum!