Maple syrup, oatmeal, and walnuts combine in Maple Oat Nut Bar cookies. It’s the taste of breakfast in a cookie!
I’ve probably said it before but I don’t have much use for a cookie or dessert if there isn’t chocolate somewhere in it. I’m not even fond of the Spritz cookies everyone begs for at Holiday time, there’s no chocolate so I’m not sure the point- ok they taste nice & buttery but want to know a secret? For the 2 Spritz cookies I eat a year I usually eat a few chocolate chips with them…it just gives them a little something extra (the chocolate I crave). So when I came up with the idea for Maple Oat Nut Bar Cookies I was confused to why I thought they sounded good, there was no chocolate in it. But the syrup gives it the sweetness I crave and makes it mostly ok that there isn’t chocolate.
The maple syrup (another confession, I used a commercial pancake syrup and not pure maple syrup, but it’s Tom’s fault-he doesn’t like pure maple syrup so we don’t have any in the house) adds sweetness while the oatmeal and nuts add texture. The combination is AMAZING!! Chewy and sweet without being too sweet. I enjoyed them even though there was no chocolate in sight!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp maple extract
- ¼ cup syrup
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 375
- Grease a 13x9 pan
- Mix butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar.
- Add egg, maple extract and syrup.
- Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until combined.
- Stir in quick oats and walnuts.
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until it is golden brown.