Milly's Oatmeal Brownies
These are wonderful, chewy 'brownies' except that they are made with oatmeal instead of chocolate. Add your favorites (nuts, chocolate chips, chocolate candies, toffee chips) and create a truly delicious snack.
These are wonderful, chewy 'brownies' except that they are made with oatmeal instead of chocolate. Add your favorites (nuts, chocolate chips, chocolate candies, toffee chips) and create a truly delicious snack.
Even though in the recipe I say to add your choice of ingredients... (choc chips, nuts, raisins, toffee bits, etc.) the truth is that I personally prefer them with NOTHING. I love to eat them in the morning with a nice cup of creamy latte or cappuccino. That way I can enjoy the flavor of the oatmeal.... YUMMMM I am very happy you are enjoying my recipe and thanks to everyone for posting a review!!!Read More
Even though in the recipe I say to add your choice of ingredients... (choc chips, nuts, raisins, toffee bits, etc.) the truth is that I personally prefer them with NOTHING. I love to eat them in the morning with a nice cup of creamy latte or cappuccino. That way I can enjoy the flavor of the oatmeal.... YUMMMM I am very happy you are enjoying my recipe and thanks to everyone for posting a review!!!
So good it makes you want to say it with your mouth full! I halved the recipe, used an 8X8 pan, added some pecans and some milk chocolate chips. I didn't over do it though because I really wanted to taste the oatmeal in them, which I love. I predict my husband and I will *magically* make them dissapear in the next two hours. Thanks Milly!
This seemed more like a bar cookie rather than a 'brownie', but it doesn't matter...this tasted great! I used butter flavored shortening, mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans (just used what I had in the house). I also baked it a little differently; 20 min at 350, the middle was still soft so I lowered the temperature to 325 and baked it for another 8 minutes so I would not have burned edges. This worked PERFECTLY-center baked and edges still soft. This recipe really can take on different flavors depending on the add ins.
I've been preparing this recipe for two years. Raving reviews from friends. Great texture. I use rolled oats, not instant. For a smoother texture you can used instant, or grind some or all of the oats in a food processor. I also use whole wheat flour. I have made it with lots of flavor variations. Some of the favorites were: ginger, red chile and diced dried mango pieces; ground almond, almond extract, orange zest, dried cranberries and white morsels; pecan and chocolate chips; chopped salted pistachios, dark chocolate and cardamom; raisins, chopped walnuts, cinnamon; shredded coconut, almond flakes and cocoa powder; etc. Can't go wrong. I recommend smoothing the batter in the pan, and letting them cool completely before cutting them up. Freezes nicely.
The bars are baking right now but I just had to comment that the batter itself was great. I actually just added some ginger powder and semisweet chocolate chips. I think it will be a winner. Thank you for the recipe!
the batter was great the cooked batch was better. They are great, i put chopped apple, craisins, chopped walnuts, and chopped banana, awsome!!!!
These are amazing! So quick and easy to throw together and wonderfully moist and chewy. I added milk chocolate chips, no nuts or raisins since they were made for a function and I was worried about nut allergies and raisin haters! I left only one on the table for my hubby and he was ticked that's all he got! Excellent. Addendum: I made these again today, and once again they deserve 5 stars! This time I put in a handful of chopped walnuts and some mini chocolate chips. I love these with or without the optional items. Thank you Milly for sharing this recipe, love these 'brownies'!
Delicious! Great texture, easy to make, and would be the good base for a lot of variations. Next time I think I'll try toffee bits and milk chocolate chips. And I think they'd be delicious without any chips added but with a teaspoon of cinnamon.
These are simply delicious! They are sweet and chewy! I added chocolate chips and coconut. A real KEEPER for sure!
This is fabulous! I knew when I seen the recipe published I was going to like it and couldn't wait to make it. I would describe this like an oatmeal cookie cobbler ... something like an oatmeal cookie that doesn't quite set up but different somehow. It's soft, moist and gooey and delicious served slightly warm. I added just a little coconut, walnuts and chocolate chips. This would go so well with a scoop of vanilla icecream. It's not a fancy dessert but it is one of the tastiest and satisfying. Follow the baking instructions and pull out when golden brown. It will set up when left to sit as instructed. Thanks Milly!
Excellent chewy brownie! These were rich and so delicious. I had to bake them quite a bit longer though as they were still gooey and underdone after 25 minutes. This was very difficult to spread in the floured pan though. I would skip the flouring step next time and just use non stick spray. I added 1 c of semi sweet chocolate chips. These are great!
They were okay. Even with semisweet chocolate chips and macadamia nuts they were a little bland. Maybe better with dried fruit pieces?
This is SO delicious & versatile. If it's too much butter for you, then replace a 1/4 C of butter w/ a 1/4 C of applesauce. Yum!
My double batch just came out of the oven and it's fantastic! I did one batch with a scant cup of unsweetened coconut flakes, craisins, and chopped dry apricots. For the second batch, I substituted 1/2 cup of peanut butter for 1/2 cup of butter and threw in a big dark cholotate bar chopped into chunks. Both are delicious! I highly recommend this recipe! Thanks, Milly!
Delish. I added chocolate toffee bits. Next time try coconut
I made these for some people at work. They raved about them. One even paid me to make some for her grandchildren for Christmas. I didn't change a thing in the recipe. I used chocolate chips and walnuts. They were perfect.
These were only ok...edges were the best. We ate the edges first. Will probably give the center to Nic
Loved this! I added coconut and pecans. So moist and delicious! Can't wait to try other mix-in combinations and also without any additions at all. This is really a great recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!
Very good! I had all the ingredients on hand, I love recipes like that! I added a few choc. chips and caramel (little ball kind I found in the baking section one time). They turned out perfect and chewy! I will def. make this again!!
I'd give this recipe10 stars if I could. I substituted butter flavored crisco for the butter and I used quick oats. For my add-ins I used half a bag of white chocolate chips and 1 tsp cinnamon. I baked for 20 minutes in a glass 9x13. I took these to work and they got rave reviews!
Made tese the other night and they were a big hit with my entire family. I followed the recipe as written and added 1/2 cup each of chocolate chips and Toffee bits.
I had made these to take to work and they were a huge hit! I added about a cup of golden raisins, because that's what I had on hand. Really good, especially considering how easy they are to make. Milly, you're the best!
Wonderful! Definite keeper.
omg these were sooooo goood i had a midnight craving decided what the heck - except i didn't have butter so i said dare i waste my time with shortening i bet they would be even more amazing with butter can't wait to try them without the shortening substitution thanks so much for my midnight snack!!!
These are very gooey and I actually cooked them longer than stated but they are delicious and after I read other reviews about them being 'gooey ' , I felt a little better . I added the chocolate chips and substituted craisins . Wondered if the added chocolate along with the butter contributed to the texture . I will try these again without additives and compare textures
These are fantastic, and they are going into my permanent list of christmas goodies!! Instead of cooking them in a 9X13 I cooked them on a 1/2 size sheet pan on parchment paper. They came out chewy and moist, and easier to cut into bars for giving as presents. I made 2 batches so far, one with butterscotch chips and one with semi sweet chocolate chips and mixed nuts.
These were pretty good, although alittle bit to dry. I made the recipe as written and used Chocolate Chips as my add in. I think next time I will use maybe only a cup of oats.
Absolutely perfect! Chewy, flavourful and very easy to make. I only used chocolate chips in the whole batter, and added pecans to half the batter. No raisins. I will try by adding toffee bits as well next time, it seems like they would be the ultimate addition! thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!
It was ok.. but maybe I over cooked it a little (25 mins @ 350, 8 mins @ 325 as per another reviewer) cuz mine were't gooey at all and a little cakey, dry and blandish. They would be good as a breakfast item with a glass of milk for kids that don't like to eat breakfast. Ty anyway, i'm sure I did something wrong!
Really amazing. I had to make them again the next day because they disappeared so fast the first!
These are exactly what I was looking for. Like the moist middles of chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I added chocolate chips and walnuts to mine and followed the recipe exactly. I'll totally make these again!
I was in a pinch after ruining a batch of cookies; I needed to bake something else quickly. These fit the bill. I hoped they would be delicious and chewy and perfect. I wasn't dissappointed. Followed recipe exactly. Thanks Milly! :)
Nice flavor however they are very dry. I baked them 20 minutes, the brownies were slightly underdone in the center of the pan when I removed them from the oven.
Super easy to make! Most of us have the in ingredients at home at all times!! Great for suprize guests, being Russian that happens A LOT in our culture!! DELISH!!!!
Freezes beautifully! Added the walnuts, raisins, and chocolate chips that were recommened-and they were a lovely addition!
This is a great base Blondie recipe. I made it plain, baked it 20 min at 350, then 8 min at 325 to cook the middle without over Browning the edges. I will use this a lot with different add-ins. Next time I will try adding walnuts and dried cranberries or cherries!
These were good, but not as sweet as i expected. They tasted like a healthy oat bar that you would eat for breakfast. Several people in the group really liked them and others thought they needed to be sweeter. I added about a cup and a half of chocolate chips.
Tasty, but dry.
These were delicious,very moist and so easy to make. I added walnuts, white choc chips, dried cranberries and toffee chips. I needed to cook for 32 minutes and they were still quite moist. Very flavorful and will definitely be made again and again! Thanks, Milly!
After a wonderful meal with my hubby, both of us had a taste for something sweet. I split the recipe in half, added a dash of nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon and ginger. Super yummy! I wish I had placed a glass of milk in the freezer until it got a thin layer of ice....
I added walnuts and raspberry jam! Oatmeal is a favorite of mine!!! Sooooo good!!
These were good, but not exceptional.
Loved them! I don't actually like blondies, but I was intrigued by the oatmeal and had the other ingredients on hand. The aren't super-rich like a brownie, so we ate them all very quickly. They remind me a little of granola bars, if granola bars were soft and delicious. I'm making them for our upcoming flight so we'll have something great and easy to eat on the plane. Thanks!!
my son made these and they disappeared quickly. he added 1 c semi sweet choc chips and 1 c chopped walnuts.
One of the most delicious "brownie" recipes I've ever tried. I was out of brown sugar and only had 1.5 C of rolled oatmeal, so I substituted white sugar for the brown and used .5 C of Irish steel cut oatmeal for the remaining oatmeal. Due to the oatmeal substitution, I had to cook an extra 10 minutes but in the end it turned out amazing. I crumbled the brownies up and layered them in place of nilla wafers in banana pudding... It was a huge success. I will be making this recipe again!!!
Made no changes....my family loved these....used just chocolate chips. Nice and moist. Thanks!
Great recipe; you can really customize it by adding what you like & it's pretty much fool proof. I made mine with butterscotch, white & milk choc chips, golden raisins, dried cranberries, & pecans (about 1/3C of each). I did have to bake it for an extra 10 minutes, but other than that this was perfect; will definitely make again!!
I just made these to take to Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. They are so good I'm going to have to hide them from us so they make it to the dinner! I added a whole bag of chocolate chips- decadent with a capital D!!
Milly, I love you! This recipe is exactly what I was looking for today. I wanted an easy, chewy bar-type dessert, not chocolate, maybe oatmeal...I typed "oatmeal brownies" into the search and this recipe popped up. Perfect! I was a little worried there wasn't quite enough dough for my pan, but I spread it evenly to the edges and it baked up nicely. My husband, kids and the neighbor kids all loved them. I added a handful of chocolate chips but they would still be delicious with no added ingredients as the submitter suggests in her review. This is absolutely one of those recipes I will make often. Thank you so much for this simple but yummy recipe!
These are very good. I was craving a blonde brownie with no chocolate and I love oatmeal in baked goods. This recipe fit the bill! I used one stick of unsalted butter and one of margarine and added an entire bag of toffee bits and about 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts. I think my pan was a bit bigger than 9x13" so I had trouble spreading the batter. However they did bake almost 40 minutes. I really like the texture and chewiness of the finished product. I will make these again. Coconut will definitely go in them next time!
There are not many recipes I would describe as "perfect," but this is one of them. They were like the best oatmeal cookies I had ever had, but more moist (which I love.) I used raisins (half normal, half golden), chopped walnuts, and chocolate chips (half semi sweet, half milk chocolate.) I followed the recipe exactly other than my pan being 9.5 by 13.5 since for some reason I do not have a 9 by 13. I will definitely be making them again! My parents thought they were too sweet, but I disagree. :)
Made exactly as stated. They are good, nothing fancy or super awesome. I was hoping for something more chewy.
My family loves these. They were gone in 2 days. I made them without adding any thing extra. Next time I think I will try adding raisins and pecans.
I was disappointed in these, I'm afraid. I found them to taste like a soft, bland, oatmeal cookie. They are edible, but I found them lacking in flavor. I did follow the recipe exactly as written, and did not add any chocolate chips or other additions. Perhaps that is what is needed for more flavor.
Addictive that is all I can say! Made for friends, everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. Make sure that you mix the brown sugar and butter until creamy before adding eggs. I used dark brown sugar because that was all I had. I think that it added some depth to the taste. For add ins, I only used golden raisins and chopped walnuts. About 3/4 cup of each. Next time I will try the chocolate chips and coconut. Any way you make people will love it. They are delicious and easy. Thank you Milly!
made these with my 4 year old grandson. they where easy to make.
Just made these & I am having to resist the urge not to eat the entire batch! Moist,delicious, and super easy to make. I added chocolate chips, but I agree that they would be delicious even without any add ins.
Delicious! I added only walnuts and they were great!
these are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 probably the best healthy brownies ive ever had.
Wonderful. I added some left over coconut as well as the other ingredients listed and they turned out perfect. My baking time was a little longer than mentioned in the recipe.
Never rated anything before, but had to with these. So, so good!
I am a toffee and oatmeal fanatic. This was PERFECT and so easy! Thanks so much!!
This is super easy and yummy. A cross between a cookie bar and a brownie. I add a cup of chocolate chips but raisins, cranberries or nuts would be a nice addition. It reminds me of an old fashioned recipe in such a good way. Thank you for the recipe.
These were very popular with everyone who sampled one. They seem more like an oatmeal bar cookie than a brownie, though. I added some chocolate covered caramel morsels which took these over the top. Definitely choose add-ins of some sort as they would be rather plain without.
These are incredible! I made them with semi-sweet chocolate chips, and they were a huge hit at Thanksgiving.
These were absolutely amazing! I added some cinnamon to give them a more oatmeal-like character. I also put chopped walnuts, bittersweet chocolate chips, and toffee pieces into the batter.
Good consistency and flavor. I love how easy and quick they are to make. I added some semisweet chocolate chip but next time I think I will add a little shredded coconut too.
What an amazing recipe! I made it as written. I used white chocolate chips. I imagine this recipe will be delicious with any add in. I will be making this often. Thanks for the great recipe Milly!
I really love this recipe! My husband doesn't like chocolate, so it was great to find something like this to make him. I added butterscotch chips and pecan pieces, and it was amazing! Melt in your mouth good :)
Tasted really good but was pretty much like a thick, moist cookie. Wouldn't call it a brownie, but a bar cookie.
I wish I could give this recipe 6 stars. I have made 3 pans of these in 3 days now for different potluck type events, and they have gotten rave reviews every time. They literally fly off the platter! Delicious, easy, and simple. My kind of recipe! Thank you for providing it. I added chocolate chips and raisins twice, and just raisins the last time. Wonderful every time.
I didn't care for this one at all. It took longer to bake as the center was too soft (I kept checking every 5 minutes. They were OK while they were still warm, but after they cooled, they were very dry. I added chopped dried apricots and walnuts. The fruit and nuts tasted good together.
These are soooo good. I threw in a few raisins but that was the only add in. Yummy!
These are so so good! I'm cooking them for the second time now. The first time I made half the recipe and it wasn't enough. This is my new favorite!!!
Yum yummy and yummiest
These are delicious! I added in about a cup of chopped walnuts, 1/2 c Craisins and 1/2 c Milk Chocolate Toffee Chips. I will be making these again!
Sorry to say I didn't care for this... It's pretty dry and would be flavorless if it weren't for the chocolate chips. I had to double check the recipe because I thought I missed something, but I didn't. I made it to share with people, too... Needless to say there's only one piece missing lol Maybe if it had some bananas or something in it? Something to make it a little more moist and tasty.
Easy recipe to make. I made half with Hershey Cinnamon Chips (guys liked them). Other half I split between plain (my favorite) and toffee chips (haven't tried yet). Added walnuts to the whole batch - good move; I also added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Kept the white sugar in - not sure it's necessary but can't compare until try them again (which I will). To me, they are a "chewy bar". Perhaps the secret to the "brownie" reference is to bake them just a little less than you think you should (knife just a smidge less than totally clean when tested) and let them finish outside oven. I decided to cover mine with a towel while cooling to keep in a bit of the heat rather than keeping in oven and risking drying them out while baking - maybe that helped to keep more chewy. Next time may try a variation with the ginger that someone else proposed and maybe a different nut and may shave 2 min. off cook time. The person who said they were good for breakfast with tea, coffee or milk was spot on! And who knows, maybe they will be even better tomorrow. Thanks for adding a bit of a different bar cookie to this collection.
Delicious! Everyone loved these. However, I had to adjust the recipe using ingredients I already had in the house. For flour, I used whole wheat pastry flour. I only used white sugar. They were the perfect texture!
Thank you, Milly, for this yummy and versatile recipe!
Such a great easy recipe! Just made them and they are delicious!!!!!
Should be called "To Die for" brownies. Called for chocolate chips but didn't say how much. I used an 8oz bag - a combo of butterscotch, white and milk chocolate chips. Used pecans instead of walnuts for a milder nut taste. Have made numerous times and just now rating this!! My husband and Boss's favorite recipe.!
Very good , I made this into a gluten free recipe by adding a multi purpose gluten free flour and added 1 tsp of xanthan gum. Works well for cookies too!
Quick and easy.
I love the suggestion added on to leave out ALL the sweets, I would add the nuts on this new idea and have more of a breakfast bar. This way you can mix up one base recipe, divide it, bake one half for breakfast and then, add all the extra fun sweet ingredients and bake the other half for a dessert or for a treat. I love recipes that can be made in numerous ways.
Great base recipe! I added homemade candied pecans to mine and they were delicious.
I absolutly LOVED the recipe for this. I came across it looking on the web for different desserts that didn't require chocolate and this is what i found. Granted i had to tweak it a lil to make it not as sweet but it was still absolutly delicious.
Delicious. Made exactly as written. Wouldn't change a thing. (I added chocolate chips and pecans. Would be seriously yummy with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips I think.)
I've made this recipe several times now and each time it turns out delicious. They're gone as fast as I make them. Love, love, love this recipe! It doesn't matter if you add extra ingredients or not, these brownies come in 1st place.
It was great. I added a bit of cinnamon, because I put cinnamon in most of my baking.
This is the second time making these brownies. I replace the butter with 3/4 cup coconut oil and 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce. And, I use 1/2 cup splenda brown sugar and 1/4 cup splenda for both sugars. Dark chocolate chips, chia seeds and cranraisins. Addicting!
Made these this morning and my husband and I just gave them the taste test. I followed the recipe exactly and we loved them. Wouldn't change a thing...
Wonderful recipe I have already made it twice in one week, my family loves them.
These were good, but not best ever. They were a bit too cakelike for my preference and a smidgen eggy-tasting. I added chocolate chips to half the batch, but the side without was surprisingly my favorite. The comforting flavor of the oatmeal shines through without the chocolate. If you like a simple oatmeal cake/bar cookie you will like these.
Really good. Thanks for sharing!
These oatmeal brownies are delicious!!
Great base! Next time, I'm going to make 2 different batches- One with butterscotch chips and one batch with semi-sweet chocolate chips and coconut as the flavor of the base offers endless potential.
"Brownies" is a terrible misnomer for whatever these things are.