chopped walnutsextra chocolate chips and/or shredded coconut for topping
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an 8 x 8 baking pan with non-stick spray (or grease with coconut oil)
(optional step) Rough crop oats on cutting board with knife or place in a blender/food processor for 1 min. or until desired consistency.
In a medium mixing bowl combine oats, flour, cocoa powder, salt. Stir in milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, chia seeds and egg, mixing thoroughly. Fold in 1/2 the chocolate chips.
Pour batter into prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle the remaining chocolate chips over the top. Bake for 15-20 minutes (or until knife or toothpick inserted in the center can be removed clean). Let cool.
Top with chopped walnuts, shredded coconuts, and/or additional chocolate chips if desired.
* for Vegan option- omit egg and increase almond milk to 1 cup. Use vegan chocolate chips.
Nutritional info for ingredients listed (does not include any additional toppings)