This recipe I found on the interwebs and set out to the supermarket here in Manila to get it happening - the original recipe called for hazelnuts but I didn't realise until I got home, that in fact I had bought walnuts.. oops. but they still taste great!
What I like about this recipe is because I'm kitchen-aid-less (sob) these don't require a mixer and it's pretty simple to put together. Of course these aren't really lunchbox treats but are great for afternoon tea or weekend treats - I put most of mine in the freezer in a ziplock bag for when I get that chocolate hankering... as you do.
2/3 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 cup nutella
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups plain flour
3 cups rolled oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 190 degrees c
In one bowl mix the oil, nutella, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
In another bowl add the oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, bicarb soda, walnuts (or hazelnuts) and choc-chips..
Pour the wet ingredients into dry. Mix well with a spoon.
Spoon onto greased baking trays
Bake for 12 minutes, leave to cool on trays then transfer to cooling rack to completely cool.
Don't they look yummy? They taste surprisingly not-so-bad for you - I think that's the oats..