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Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These soft and chewy treats have a hint of orange marmalade, so they're a fun change of pace from typical granola bars. They're so easy to put together and so delicious, you'll find yourself making them all the time.—Barbara Nowakowski, North Tonawanda, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup orange marmalade

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar and salt. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 425° for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 182 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • gaylene2
    Aug 6, 2020

    Much better than I expected! My visiting daughters have a fridge upstairs and I didn’t see them until the afternoon because they had these bars for breakfast! They liked putting cream cheese on top. They said they’d like to try a little chocolate on top. Cutting with a buttered pizza cutter worked well. Don’t chop the walnuts too finely— the extra texture is good.

  • Nancy M
    Nov 20, 2017

    OMG how yummy are these. Not for the person trying to get a smaller waistline!!!! Wonderful and easy to put together.

  • danilane
    Jul 6, 2014

    very good

  • BPhythian
    Jul 17, 2013

    Didn't have orange, so I used cherry jam. These were delicious and filling! I cooked them 15 minutes, cooled slightly before cutting, and they stayed together pretty well. Will definitely be making these again!

  • countrybuttercup
    Apr 7, 2012

    These are beyond quick and simple to make! My boys all love these and have even mad!e these by themselves!....I have 6 boys, that should say it all about these bars, lol...

  • bethhubers
    Mar 8, 2012

    Very Yummy!

  • muffinmonster
    Jul 8, 2011

    In my recipe box for sure!

  • agsawan
    Jan 30, 2011

    I added 1/2 cup wheat germ and reduced the coconut by 1/2 cup. I also added a 1/4 cup milk, and used some apricot preserves I had. I used brown sugar Splenda instead of brown sugar. Next time I will use a smaller pan and layered the batter, then the jam, then the batter again. Good breakfast.

  • maryakct
    Jan 2, 2011

    I make this recipe often - can add sunflower seeds, wheat germ, dried cranberries, etc. to add nutritional value. Tried different flavor marmalades and jams - orange marmalade was by far the best and many jams didn't really work. Watch the baking time close - they get crispy fast. The crumbles are great for yogurt toppers (think McDonald's yogurt parfaits).

  • nataliepooh
    Aug 11, 2010

    Yummy flavor, but they did fall apart. Kids didn't care for the marmalade, but the adults love it!