Chewy Fruit Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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Chewy Fruit Oatmeal Bars

Brenda Forbes

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@BrnJune

I have been making these oatmeal bars since about 2007. All my family, friends, and co-workers that have eaten them love them.

I typically use whatever dry fruits I have on hand. I believe the more variety of fruits the better. Sometimes I add approximately 1/3 c. shredded coconut to the mixture; when doing so, I add a little extra applesauce or milk to gain the desired consistency.

The bars can be stored in a tin or any container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks--if they last that long. The bars can be easily frozen for future use if desired.


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Serves:

10 - 12

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 c
granulated sugar
8 oz
vanilla or plain, low fat yogurt
2
egg whites, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp
applesauce, unsweetened
2 Tbsp
skim milk
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
whole wheat flour
1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp
salt
3 c
old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 c
dried, diced/chopped apples, dates, figs, prunes, cranberries, and/or raisins
1/4 to 1/2 c
almonds, slices
1/3 c
coconut, shredded - optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2
In large bowl combine sugars, yogurt, egg whites, applesauce, milk and vanilla. Mix well.
3
In separate bowl combine flours, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir together well.
4
Add dry ingredients to yogurt mixture and stir together well (by hand). Stir in oats, diced fruits, and almonds.
5
Spread dough in an ungreased, 9" x 13" pan. Bake 28 - 32 minutes until golden brown. Cool bars completely before cutting into bars.

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