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BOOST Original Baked Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
What you need
3 cups (750 ml) quick cook oats
2/3 cup (150 ml) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (60 ml) cocoa powder
4 teaspoons (20 ml) chia seeds
4 teaspoons (20 ml) ground flax
1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking powder
1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) Salt
2 cups (500 ml) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup (150 ml) butter
3/4 cup (350 ml) brown sugar
2 teaspoons (10 ml) vanilla extract
How to prepare
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or line a 9 x 13-inch (3L) baking pan with parchment paper.
Soak oats in BOOST® Original Chocolate for 10 minutes.
Whisk together all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, chia seeds, ground flax, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In heatproof bowl over gently simmering water, melt chocolate and butter. Let cool slightly. Whisk in egg, brown sugar and vanilla. Mix with oat mixture.
Fold in dry ingredients to coat.
Press into prepared baking pan. Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until firm.
Replace chia and flax seeds with 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped toasted nuts or seeds, such as almonds, pecans, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds.