Chocolate Oatmeal Cake Squares

22 Dec

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This is the perfect compromise between a delicious treat and something healthy. It is delicious and it is packed with oats which we all know have so many health benefits such as they are a great source of fibre, they are good for your heart and they helps fight cancer to name only a few. With this knowledge we can all forget about the bad but yum ingredients, cough cough, chocolate, and focus on the wonderful oats. These squares are wonderfully moist and are easy to transport if you wanted to give them as a gift.

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Chocolate Oatmeal Cake Squares

100g quick cook oats

1 3/4cup boiling water

112g butter

200g granulated sugar

170g dark brown sugar

2 eggs

275g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

1tsp cinnamon

a pinch of salt

200g chocolate chips, it can be milk, dark or white or a mixture

50-100g chopped pecans/walnuts

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/350ºf and and grease and line a 9x13inch tin with baking parchment.
  • Put the oats in a bowl and pour over the boiling water. Slice the butter over and let stand for 10mins.
  • Stir in the 2 types of sugar then beat in the eggs. Mix in the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and half the chocolate chips.
  • Pour into the prepared tin and scatter with the remaining chocolate chips and the chopped nuts.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-40mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely in the tin the remove and cut into squares.
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