1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 whole large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I use King Arthur White Whole Wheat)
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips* (I prefer Ghirardelli brand for taste and quality)
*This recipe also tastes great with butterscotch chips or peanut butter chips.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray or lightly grease. Cream together butter and brown sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until just blended. Add chocolate chips to batter and mix until evenly distributed.
- Spread batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan about 10 minutes before cutting.
Yield: 12 bars
Serving Size: 1 bar