Chewy Fruit Oatmeal Bars

Chewy Fruit Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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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

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  • 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

How to Make Chewy Fruit Oatmeal Bars

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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