Don't worry. I didn't misspell my name. These bars come to you from the delicious kitchen of my fabulous friend Sara.
She's so rad.
I am a huge fan of Sara for many, many reasons but one of them would be that she has a lime green mixer.
This makes me want a lime green mixer. Actually, I would like to have a mixer in every color but the impracticality of that is slightly mind-numbing, not to mention a bit out of my budget.
So, grab whatever color mixer you have (or a bowl and a hand-held mixer) and let's bust these out.
First, add sugar and brown sugar.
And a couple of sticks of butter...
Next, add a couple of eggs...
...and some vanilla and mix again.
SO SO EASY!
After a thorough beating, add your dry ingredients: flour and baking soda.
And...(wait for it)...mix again.
Now add your oats. You can use either old fashioned or quick, but not instant. Just say NO to instant.
And give it a quick turn around the bowl.
Finally, add your cinnamon chips. Now, do not be scared of cinnamon chips. They are the perfect ingredient for this recipe. To be honest, I had never heard of them until this recipe but I found mine at Walmart (naturally) by the holiday baking aisle.
SIDE NOTE: If you cannot find cinnamon chips, add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon instead. You can also add dried cranberries, walnuts or even chocolate chips.
Once the chips are incorporated, scoop dough into a greased pan.
The dough is thick and sticky so you may want to use your hands to spread it out. And as a helpful trick, spray your finger tips with cooking spray so it spreads easier.
And then pop those suckers in the oven and wait for your house to smell DI-VINE!
Oh man. These are so dang delicious!
1/3 granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2.5 cups oats
6 oz cinnamon chips (can use more if you'd like!)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and two types of sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, beat well. Combine flour and baking soda, add to butter/sugar/egg/vanilla mixture. Stir in oats and cinnamon chips.
Spread batter into lightly greased 9x13 pan. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Enjoy!
I just made this with milk chocolate chips and chopped pecans and it was fabulous!