Healthy Living

Recipe spotlight: Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

Recipe spotlight: Dark Chocolate Chip Oat Bars

You don't have to tell anyone these are homemade, healthy (gulp!) granola bars.

Just let your guests enjoy the chewiness of the oats and dense chocolate flavor from the highest-quality dark chocolate you can find.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)

  • 1/2 cup artificial sweetener brown sugar blend

  • 1-1/2 cups gluten-free quick oats

  • 2 tablespoons milled flaxseed

  • 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chips or bittersweet baking bar broken into small chunks 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8X8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

Whisk together the egg, yogurt, and brown sugar. Blend in oats and flaxseed. Add chocolate chips. Spread mixture in an 8-inch-square pan coated with cooking spray. Bake for 30 minutes. Cut into 12 bars.

Makes 12 bars

Each bar (using plain yogurt) contains about 92 calories, 3 g protein, 3 g fat, 18 mg cholesterol, 15 g carbohydrates, 1.5 g fiber, and 12 mg sodium.

To make this recipe gluten-free, use only quick oats that are certified gluten-free. Read food labels of ingredients carefully and contact the company if you have any questions.

This recipe is gout-friendly because it contains food moderate in purines. You should limit the amount of oatmeal you eat to less than 2/3 of a cup (uncooked) per day.