Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip brownies. Just had to say it again.
I almost ended no spend January early yesterday. And it wasn’t even for me – it was for the kids. Ryley and I are reading the Judy Moody series and I had promised her that when we finished book number 6, we would go to Barnes and Noble and get the next one and a cookie. We finished the book this week and after school yesterday I decided to take them to the book store and get the next book and cookie as promised.
I should have known that things weren’t going to go as smooth as I was hoping. Avery needs a nap. Every day that kids has to nap or he is a terror. He throws fits for no reason, he’s mean to his sister, he cries over nothing. But he fights naps now too. So some days he doesn’t go down and some days he does. And the past week with school starting, he hasn’t taken a nap until 3 or later.
We went to the bookstore at 1, so I figured he would be ok. It was still early and he hadn’t hit monster mode yet, so we’re good. Right? Yea. No. Ryley and I found her books and then sat down in the kids section to look at some other ones. Avery was like a ping pong ball bouncing between us and every display in the area. After trying to get him to sit with us and read a book or two, he accidentally knocked over a few books onto his sister. Done. Let’s go.
I had them grab their books and we were walking out and Ryley goes “What about our cookies?” So over to the cafe we go to get a cookie, because I promised and girlfriend does not forget a promise. The lady in front of me orders and then moves along. The cashier/barista/17 year old girl just stands there and continues to stare at the cash register. I’m thinking it’s taking a long time to get the ladies receipt, so I just hang out and wait. And wait. And wait. The girl is looking off into space and I’m staring at her.
By this point both kids have spotted the toy section. Avery starts wandering away as I’m asking both of them to stand still. I go between wrangling kids to looking at the cashier to take my order. Finally, both kids break free and head to the toy section. I look at the cashier and go “Are you waiting on me to order?!” She looks surprised and goes “Oh, yea. Whenever you’re ready.” WHAAAAAT! I was ready 5 minutes ago after the lady in front of me finished ordering and my kids were still next to me. Two cookies to go please.
I was probably more frustrated with the cashier then with the kids, but having them run away from me like is not cool. I put their books back since they didn’t listen and walked two crying kids to the car. Anddd Avery fell asleep on the way home. Headdesk.
Oatmeal chocolate chip brownies
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 cup instant oatmeal
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3582Cholesterol: 606mgSodium: 1609mgCarbohydrates: 691gFiber: 32gSugar: 495gProtein: 68g
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Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads says
These brownies look SO heavenly! I love that you added oatmeal!
Thanks Sheena! It made them nice and chewy!
[email protected] says
Sounds like us! Going to make these Soft Chewy Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Brownies and make everything better!
Brownies make everything better 🙂
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
What an awesome idea to put oatmeal in brownies! I’ve had oatmeal in cookies, of course, so why not brownies too? Love it!
That’s what I thought when I started making brownies! My husband loves “cowboy cookies” – ya know the ones with oatmeal and chocolate chips? Why not make them into brownies?! Great minds think alike!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I feel you on kids running off. A mama ain’t got time for the cashier to be checked out! We need to order and get the heck out of there! Good thing you had brownies instead of a cafe cookie. Love the oatmeal addition here, Kelley! xo
Thanks Andi! Glad I’m not alone 🙂
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
I love brownies, and these brownies look delicious! I love that you added oatmeal, which makes them some what healthy right?
Haha.. totally makes them healthy Jenn!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
Love your story! It makes me feel better that I’m not the only one who works around “monster mode!” These brownies look so so delicious!
Oh gosh, monster mode is the worst! You are totally not alone my friend!
Laura O|PetiteAllergyTreats says
Oh Kelley! I feel your pain with the tantrums and the inability of the cashier making things super frustrating! At least you got the cookies, right? And I know these Chewy Oatmeal Chip brownies would cheer me up. Pinned.
Thanks Laura! Gah, yes! I’m not even sure what she was waiting for. The kids to set the store on fire?! OH well. Cookies and brownies make everything better.
Is there no butter in the recipe?
Nope, no butter needed!
THE HUNGRY MUM says
Pinned! How totally delish. And your story made me snort laugh – we’ve all been there sister (not the bookstore as Barnes & Noble aren’t in Oz, but the rest of that story was identical to many MANY outings we’ve endured over the years).
Thanks so much! Glad I’m not alone!
Dana Matthews says
Oh my…brownies have to be my absolute favorite treat! I am loving this recipe!
Thanks Dana! Hope you enjoy!
Can we use old fashioned oats instead of instant oats?
You should be able to use old fashioned. I have not tried but I’m sure they will be fine. Let me know how they turn out!