I’m still trying to decide if these chocolate chip oat squares count as a healthy snack. My reasoning is that they’re homemade and not shop bought so the fresh ingredients make them a touch more better for you than a chocolate bar.
In my own nonsensical world I also think that the fact they fill you up and have cholesterol reducing oats, that they verge on medicinal so no guilt what so ever should be applied when consuming. In fact, your body will thank you for it, you’re look 10 years younger and happiness will radiate from within.
Ok so I made the last bit up, but if you do need to have a little inner argument on whether to have that slice of cake/ piece of flapjack / biscuit after promising to uphold a healthy lifestyle, then hold on to that glimmer of info for these.
If not, then just go for it. They taste yummy and that’s all you need to know.
This super easy recipe is a great post school or mid morning snack and they’ll keep for a 3-4 days. Not that cakes ever last that long in my house but it’s always good to know these things.
100g self raising flour
200g rolled oats
150g butter or margarine
100g light muscavado sugar
375g condensed milk
150g dark chocolate chips
Line a square cake tin with foil
preheat the oven to 180’c / 160’c fan / gas mark 4
mix the flour and oats in a large bowl
in a separate bowl beat the butter and sugar then add the condensed milk
add the wet ingredients to the dry then mix in the beaten egg and finally stir in the sugar
transfer the mixture to the cake tin and cook for around 30 minutes, you’ll know it’s cooked as the edges will start to come away from the sides. don’t over cook though!
leave to cool in the tin, then once ready, simply slice into however big or small squares you fancy and transfer to an air tight container.