Makeover Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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Makeover Oatmeal Bars Recipe
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Makeover Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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4.5 23 24
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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
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
20 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

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

Directions

In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, oil and syrup until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and allspice; gradually beat into applesauce mixture until blended. Stir in raisins.
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 each: 127 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

  • 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
  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, applesauce, oil and syrup until well blended. In a small bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt and allspice; gradually beat into applesauce mixture until blended. Stir in raisins.
  2. 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

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rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 263870
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2017

"I loved the flavor of these bars -- like an oatmeal cookie, but perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on the go. I wanted a thicker bar though, so I used a square 8"x8" baking pan."

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danielleylee User ID: 4484886 229659
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"I made these yesterday. They are super quick and easy! I made a few modifications to lighten them up a bit more. I used raw sugar, whole wheat pastry flour, only 1/4 cup of canola oil & two tb of ground flaxseed. I also used instead of 2 cups of quick oats, I used 1 cup 100% old fashioned oats and 1 cup quick oats. I made them for work and everyone liked them."

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MooFarm User ID: 7754316 116109
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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lindainreno User ID: 5676172 187463
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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heartly23 User ID: 7122824 107195
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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Gingergirl12 User ID: 7107136 101527
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

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

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jcanter User ID: 1787073 211179
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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keepinyouinstitches User ID: 2668277 172730
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"But I'd have to know that they will be served right away... I didn't find them as tasty eaten the next day."

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mv1359 User ID: 3208898 184028
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"These bars were too dry. Needed more applesauce or oil or put some of the butter back in."

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iteach5 User ID: 6124838 118307
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2011

"These sound wonderful! Does anyone know if they will work with a sugar substitute?"

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