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Makeover Oatmeal Bars Recipe
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Makeover Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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These delicious bars are even more moist and chewier than the original recipe, but with all the old-fashioned oatmeal flavor and only half the fat! Clyde Williams - Chambersburg, PA
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 127 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, oil and syrup until well blended.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and allspice; gradually beat into applesauce mixture until blended. Stir in raisins.
  3. Spread batter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Makeover Oatmeal Bars in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 127 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 123 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Makeover Oatmeal Bars

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Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"These bars are easy to make for a fast breakfast or a snack. Just the right amount of moisture. The kids loved these."

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2014

"Pretty good! Perfect for school lunches. ( I don't find these bars to be dry at all.)"

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"I know it was healthy to begin with but i wanted to cut the oil out and change it up. i used turbinado sugar in place of the regular sugar,1 medium banana in place of the oil,amber agave syrup in place of maple syrup,whole wheat flour instead of white and 1/3 cup dried cranberries instead of raisins..it turned out AWESOME and i will definately make it again!"

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"It was very dry. I wondered if some of the ingredients were incorrect or missing"

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"These turned out great. I took them to an event and others asked me for the recipe."

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