The recipe for these moist, delicious brownies has been in my family for as long as I can remember. It is a winner with everyone and is a great bake sale item. At a recent sale, one man came back twice and then sent his son for more!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 bars
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Blend in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in oats and 1 cup chocolate chips.

  • Spread batter evenly in an ungreased 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup chocolate chips evenly on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are browned and center is light brown, 20 to 22 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool completely before cutting into 24 bars.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 29.1g 9% DV; fat 12.8g 20% DV; cholesterol 35.8mg 12% DV; sodium 132.9mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (19)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2018
This is my recipe. As far as baking the brownies, I've always used a metal pan, so am not sure how the directions should be modified for a glass pan (although the other commenter had no trouble). I'll add to the baking instructions and say that you should bake them until the edges begin to brown and the center seems pale. I take them out when they seem not fully cooked in the center. They set up while cooling. This is the way to be sure they are soft and delicious. Please try them again, taking them out of the oven at the point where the edges are done but the center seems to not be quite done. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2018
I tried to make these following the recipe exactly. I think there may be an error in the ingredients - 2 Tablespoons of vanilla is an awful lot for this kind of recipe - but that is what I used. I wonder if it is meant to be 2 teaspoons. I also tried to cook the bars in my 9x13 inch glass dish at 325 degrees for just 22 minutes as directed but it was still rather wet at 22 minutes. I ended up baking it for 37 minutes to get a light golden brown. I took the bars out of the oven at that point to try to avoid over-baking. Not sure I succeeded. My bars seem rather crumbly and are sticking to the dish. The bars taste okay but are not the texture I was hoping for based on the pictures. The finished bars are much closer to an oatmeal cookie than a chocolate chip cookie. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2018
This is my recipe. As far as baking the brownies, I've always used a metal pan, so am not sure how the directions should be modified for a glass pan (although the other commenter had no trouble). I'll add to the baking instructions and say that you should bake them until the edges begin to brown and the center seems pale. I take them out when they seem not fully cooked in the center. They set up while cooling. This is the way to be sure they are soft and delicious. Please try them again, taking them out of the oven at the point where the edges are done but the center seems to not be quite done. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2020
Love these! Moist and delicious. I've made them 3 times now. Love the cinnamon -- both for fragrance and flavor. Easy to make. I increased the vanilla to 1 Tb for a bit more zoom. The only thing I would change is the name: these aren't brownies -- they are either blondies or bars. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2018
It's good, and my coworkers agree, but there's no way that this is a brownie. It's a slab cookie or cookie bar, depending on where you grew up. The only change I made was to use mini chips in the base, and striped white chocolate/dark chocolate chips on top to be more decorative. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2020
This recipe gets bonus points for how easy it is to throw together. I had to cook it a total of 28 minutes for it to be done (and my oven runs hot). And they turned out pretty good. I'm not sure I love the oatmeal texture - they are a little too "oatie", but they're not bad. I would probably make them again just because of how easy this recipe is. (PS - I used parchment paper, let them cool in the pan and then pulled them out by the paper - super easy to cut and nothing stuck to the pan.) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2018
I made the recipe exactly as shows... I sprayed the dish (glass) with cooking spray and baked in convection oven for 22 mins at 350 degrees. No sticking, cooked perfectly. Tastes fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/15/2018
I tried to make these following the recipe exactly. I think there may be an error in the ingredients - 2 Tablespoons of vanilla is an awful lot for this kind of recipe - but that is what I used. I wonder if it is meant to be 2 teaspoons. I also tried to cook the bars in my 9x13 inch glass dish at 325 degrees for just 22 minutes as directed but it was still rather wet at 22 minutes. I ended up baking it for 37 minutes to get a light golden brown. I took the bars out of the oven at that point to try to avoid over-baking. Not sure I succeeded. My bars seem rather crumbly and are sticking to the dish. The bars taste okay but are not the texture I was hoping for based on the pictures. The finished bars are much closer to an oatmeal cookie than a chocolate chip cookie. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/27/2019
4.5 stars. I made these as written except used old fashioned oats instead of quick oats due to what I had on hand. The next time I plan to add chopped nuts. I like that they were quick using ingredients that I usually keep on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2018
These were great! Quick and easy. Baked them in a glass dish at 350 for 22 minutes and they came out great. Thanks for sharing the recipie Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2019
So easy "I" could make it! Read More