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.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until thoroughly mixed and creamy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract until well mixed, and mix in salt, baking soda, baking powder, flour, rolled oats, plus chocolate chips, raisins, and chopped nuts if desired. Mix well to moisten all ingredients, and spread into the prepared baking pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before cutting into bars.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

446.6 calories; 5.9 g protein; 58.2 g carbohydrates; 71.7 mg cholesterol; 371 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
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
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2012
They were okay. Even with semisweet chocolate chips and macadamia nuts they were a little bland. Maybe better with dried fruit pieces? Read More
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304 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 228
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2011
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
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2011
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2011
the batter was great the cooked batch was better. They are great, i put chopped apple, craisins, chopped walnuts, and chopped banana, awsome!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
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'! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2012
These are simply delicious! They are sweet and chewy! I added chocolate chips and coconut. A real KEEPER for sure! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/20/2012
They were okay. Even with semisweet chocolate chips and macadamia nuts they were a little bland. Maybe better with dried fruit pieces? Read More
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