Oatmeal Yogurt Squares

I think over did it on groceries on Thursday because I still have a lot of food I need to use up before it goes bad. I’ve been cooking like mad and decided to switch things up tonight with some baking. I made a delicious blueberry loaf the other night to use up some berries – and tonight it’s a new recipe. The squares/loaf are in the oven right now and it will be done by the time this post is finished.

This is a continuous effort to be more mindful of how much money I spend on food and also to cut down on waste. I’m trying to repurpose leftovers and transform them into different meals all together. I’ve cooked almost every day since moving in!!

This recipe isn’t labour intensive – but there are a lot of ingredients. If you want to make it healthier, use low fat yogurt and ditch the chocolate chips.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup of quick or rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of milk of your choice
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • Optional: you can also add bananas or peanut butter – I didn’t have any

Preparation

Grease a square or loaf baking pan with butter and set aside. Or line it with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl – mix the dry ingredients. You can do this with a wooden spoon. I used a teaspoon amazingly enough. Add in the butter and blend in with a fork or spoon.

I know people will complain about this – but I mix everything in one large bowl. You can mix wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls but for me this is just one less dish to wash! Add in the rest of the ingredients. I added the yogurt, honey, eggs and milk together. Then the cinnamon and chocolate chips went in last.

Mix well with a strong wooden spoon or hand mixer – careful not to over mix.

Bake using the middle rack in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. Cooking time will depend on your oven. Older models may take longer. You can use the toothpick method to test if the batter is done.

DISCLAIMER

I don’t always measure my ingredients. Sometimes these are estimates. I never follow recipes either – usually just combine ideas together. Feel free to make your own adjustments to suit your taste.

This was as delicious as it looks. I think the honey really made the flavour stand out. I’ll make this again for sure!!! It only took 30 minutes. Ignore the uneven level!

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