Brownies are like chocolate chip cookies. If you put "brownie recipe" into a Google search thousands of variations to this traditional treat can be found. My girlfriend Patty's mom, Ginny, used to make the best homemade brownies. My mouth waters thinking about them.
A few years ago, we found this chocolate chip brownie recipe and thought oatmeal as an ingredient would be an interesting combination. This brownie has a semi-sweet chocolate base with oatmeal and additional chocolate chips. It is a wonderfully chewy, nutty tasting brownie that gives you the impression there are nuts in the recipe. My only regret to this recipe is that I can't find the link to the website.
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Melt 1 cup of the chocolate chips and allow to cool slightly.
Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until smooth. Add the melted chips and mix well. Stir in the flour, baking powder, rolled oats, and remaining 1 cup of unmelted chocolate chips.
Spread the batter in a lightly greased standard 9x13 inch baking pan (it will be thick), and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies begin to leave the side of the pan. Cool before cutting into bars.