5 from 1 vote
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are perfectly soft & chewy, made healthier with oat flour & no oil, and they are absolutely delicious!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are perfectly soft & chewy, made healthier with oat flour & no oil, and they are absolutely delicious! (Recipe adapted from the Chocolate Chip Coconut Oil Cookie Bars in Ashley Melillo's book Blissful Basil).
Course: Baked Goods
Recipe Type: gluten-free, oil-free, vegan
Servings: 9
Calories: 230 kcal
Author: Melanie McDonald
Ingredients
  • 150g | 1¾ cups rolled oats , or quick oats, (be sure to buy certified gluten-free oats if necessary)
  • 110g | ½ cup cashew butter (almond butter is ok as a sub and peanut butter would work too if you don't mind a peanut taste coming through - For a nut-free option use SunButter)
  • 100g | | ¾ cup coconut sugar (other brown sugar would work too but for the very best flavour use coconut sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons aquafaba (liquid from a can of chickpeas)
  • 60mls | 4 tablespoons | ¼ cup plant-based milk
  • 65 g dairy-free semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8 x 8 pan with baking parchment, leaving enough paper around the edge to act as a handle. A little bit of oil under the parchment paper helps to keep it in place when you are spreading out the dough later but isn't essential if you don't have any).
  2. Add the oats to a food processor or very powerful blender. Process until they are a flour like consistency.
  3. Add all of the other ingredients except the chocolate chip and process until smooth, scraping down the sides once about halfway through.
  4. Stir through the chocolate chips then spoon the batter into the prepared tin.
  5. Spread the batter out evenly so it reaches the sides. It will be sticky and resist but that's normal. I find a silicone spatula or the back of a metal spoon work well for this.
  6. If you want to make them look a little prettier scatter a few extra chocolate chips over the top so they can be seen once baked.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin for at least 15 minutes before trying to remove.
  8. Once completely cool, cut into pieces. A pizza cutter or a long sharp knife do a great job of this.
Recipe Notes

These bars are awesome served warm straight from the oven but they will fall apart when you try cutting them. If you can live with that then go for it!

If you want to serve a bar or two warm at a later date, my son recommends microwaving them for 20 seconds.

Nutrition Facts
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 square)
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Sodium 160mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.5g 10%
Sugars 14.5g
Protein 6g 12%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.