Healthy Cookie Bars

On my wife’s old blog (which is no longer active) there was a recipe for healthy cookie bars.  We tweaked it a little bit to make it even healthier and I wanted to write it down here because they are too good to forget.

3/4 cup canola oil (I suppose you could use olive oil, but I don’t know how the taste would change)
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla

Sift in and blend:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Stir in:
1  cups quick oats
1/2 cup chocolate chips (more or less, depending on preference)

Press into 9×13 glass pan, sprayed with olive oil (or other nonfat cooking spray). Bake at 350 for 14 minutes. Set glass pan on cooling rack to let cool.

EDIT: Ok, so I realize that a lot of people are probably put off by the fact that “healthy” and “cookie” are in the same sentence.  I’ll post a picture the next time I make these to help convince you that these are GOOD.  Don’t write them off just because it says they are “healthy”.


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2 Responses to “Healthy Cookie Bars”

Mom July 11th, 2009 at 10:20 am

Yummy! I will have to print out this recipe, to go along with the other healthy cookie bar recipe that you guys had posted earlier. Your cookie bars are the BEST ever, and I wish I had one (or a few) right now!!!

Shelly Bishop March 20th, 2010 at 12:42 am

This recipe looks GREAT! Will try! I need to get the kids excited about “health” foods and this recipe could do the trick! With chocolate chips…how could it go wrong? I will try this out for our Sunday Movie night treat! Thanks for posting this recipe! NICE!

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