Combine the flavors of a chewy and buttery chocolate chip cookie with a healthy and warm oatmeal bar! These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are a crowd pleaser. They're a great healthier breakfast, dessert, or snack. They're simple to make, they're vegan and gluten-free friendly, and they use affordable ingredients found anywhere. Everyone in your home will love them!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar Ingredients
- Butter: To keep this recipe vegan, we use vegan butter. If you are not vegan or dairy-free, feel free to use regular butter in these oatmeal chocolate chip cookie bars.
- Flax Seeds: Since this recipe is vegan, we don't use eggs. Instead, we use something called flax eggs.
- Flax eggs are simply made by a mixing ground flax seeds (you can find this in the baking section of almost any supermarket) and warm water together. The combination creates a gel-like substance that works as a binder in vegan baked goods. If you are not vegan, feel free to use one regular egg in this recipe.
- Milk: To keep these oatmeal cookie bars vegan, we use plant-based milks such as unsweetened almond milk or oat milk. If not vegan or dairy-free, feel free to use regular milk.
- Sugar: We recommend using organic cane sugar in this recipe. Alternatively, you may use purecane sugar substitute.
- Vanilla: For that classic chocolate chip cookie flavor.
- Baking Powder: To give our chocolate chip cookie bars a little lift.
- Oats: Quick oats add a hearty texture to this recipe. We do not recommend using steel cut oats as they don't bake as well as Quick Oats.
- Flour: We recommend using regular or gluten-free all purpose flour in this recipe.
- Chocolate Chips: Use regular or vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips. We love the brand Enjoy Life.
How To Make This Recipe
Step 1: Begin by making the flax eggs. In a small mixing bowl, mix the ground flax seeds with the warm water and set aside for 2 minutes until a gel forms. Then, preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, mix the melted vegan butter, sugar or purecane, flax eggs, plant-milk, vanilla, salt, and baking powder together. Add the flour and oats and mix until a batter is formed. Fold in the chocolate chips and then transfer the batter into a greased baking pan.
Step 3: Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the bars are completely cooked and golden around the edges. Allow them to cool before slicing and serving warm.
Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend storing leftovers by allowing the bars to cool completely and then wrapping them in plastic wrap. Keep them at room temperature for 3-5 days. You may also freeze for longer storage life and reheat them in the microwave to serve.
No problem! Try using melted coconut oil instead of the vegan butter in this recipe.
Yes! Try my famous 20 Minute Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- small mixing bowl
- Large Mixing Bowl
- 10-12 inch baking dish
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- 1 cup melted vegan butter or coconut oil
- ¼ cup hot water
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond or oat milk
- 4 tablespoon flaxseed meal
- 1 cup cane sugar, coconut sugar, or ⅓ cup purecane sugar substitute
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 ½ cup quick oats
- 1 cup regular or gluten free all purpose flour If gluten-free, I recommend King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten-free flour. Please don't substitute any other flour such as almond flour, baking flour, etc.
- ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
- a pinch of salt
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 375.
- Hand mix the melted vegan butter, hot water, almond milk, sugar, flax seed meal, vanilla, salt, and baking powder together. Then, mix in the oats and flour until a batter forms. Fold in the vegan chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into your baking dish that has been sprayed with non stick spray. For a large batch of bars - I recommend a larger 10-12 inch baking dish. For a smaller 8 serving batch, use an 7-9 inch baking dish. Bake for about 25 minutes to 30 or until the edges of the bars are golden. Serve warm with a side of oat milk!
The recipes on Peanut Butter and Jilly can easily be adapted to fit a vegan lifestyle, a gluten-free lifestyle, or both depending on the ingredients you use. Please review the ingredients lists carefully and refer to our recommendations in the Notes of the recipe card to make this recipe compatible with your needs. Nutrition information provided is an estimate, and will vary based on specific brands of ingredients used and cooking methods.