January is National Oatmeal Month – Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

January is National Oatmeal Month. The New Year is time to get back to the basics, and oatmeal is one of the most simple, basic and nutritious foods you can eat. Eat cooked oatmeal with your favorite fruit and add-ins for a warm winter breakfast.

These melt-in-your-mouth Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars are wholesome and nutritious! If you prefer, substitute raisins for the chocolate chips.

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter
1 tablespoon maple or maple-flavored syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Watkins Nutmeg
2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with Watkins cooking spray.

Melt butter over low heat on stovetop or in microwave and mix in the syrup.

In a large bowl, combine butter mixture, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix well and let cool.

Add rolled oats, flour, sugar, and chocolate chips or raisins, if desired; mix well. Press dough into prepared baking dish.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool 10 minutes then immediately cut into bars. When bars are completely cooled cut through them again.


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