Chewy Oatmeal Brownies

"I promised my daughter I could make yummy brownies WITHOUT a box mix! When I went looking for a recipe, I wanted "something" nutritionally "good" in the recipe. This is what we came up with. Its a chewy, chocolatey brownie you can dress up with nuts, chips, marshmallows or m&m's."
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  • Combine sugar, eggs and vanilla with a fork.
  • Combine dry ingredients (up to oats) in separate bowl.
  • Mix wet and dry ingredients together well with fork.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Spread batter evenly in a greased 8 x 8 pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minututes.

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  1. abparkhurst
    I make this oatmeal cake for "Joy of cooking" whick I love because it is so chewy. I was reading the 4 star reviews, they mostly said dry oatmeal. So I poured boiling water over the oatmeal and let it set for 20 minutes or cool, but NOT overnight. Just enough to make is soak it all up: 1/2 cup water to 1 cup oats..
  2. Hilary C.
    The batter was really good and the brownies themselves were decent. They were a bit cake-ee for my taste. I might try pulsing the oats in the food processor next time. The taste was good though. I used a combination of sugars (coconut sugar, white sugar, and honey) and used coconut oil instead of butter. My add ins were walnuts and mini chocolate chips. I also took others' suggestions and only baked them for 25 mins and they were not dry.
  3. Wolfer49
    I really liked these bars. The oatmeal added a good coconutty, chewy type texture. They had a deep chocolate taste and were very quick and easy to make. I baked mine for 25 minutes.
  4. vintagenovelty
    To prevent the "drying out", I baked these for 25 minutes only. I loved the fact that it was chocolaty enough , but reduced the sugar to 3/4 cups since I was using brown. Oh yeah, and I used chopped and toasted hazelnuts:) In your instructions, the butter wasn't mentioned at all, so what I did was to melt the butter (salted), add cocoa, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, and fold in the oats and nuts in this order. Thank you:)
  5. iluvmythomas
    These were ok. I have a ton of oatmeal I want to use up so I made this. We didn't really care for the oatmeal in the brownie. It gave it a strange texture and I think dried it out. They were much better warm with a scoop of ice cream and some butterscotch topping.


  1. Hilary C.
    I used coconut oil instead of butter (cuz that's what I had lying around) and for the sugar I used a combination of coconut sugar, white sugar, and honey (I didn't have enough of any one of them). I melted the oil in a pot on the stove then just added the other wet ingredients to the pot once the oil was melted. After that I stirred in the dry ingredients (used quick oats). For the add-ins I used a few tablespoons of walnuts and a few tablespoons of mini chocolate chips. Like other people suggested I only baked them for 25 mins.



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