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Low-Cal Oatmeal Bars

I was playing around in the kitchen, and decided to make oatmeal bars. I’ve never made oatmeal bars, but I figured it couldn’t be much different than oatmeal cookies, right? Except you throw more stuff in. So, I started with a basic oatmeal raisin cookie recipe, switched the raisins for cranberries, and started adding stuff. Here’s the final recipe

Cranberry Apple Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 48 pieces

Calories per serving: 51

Fat per serving: 2.4

Cranberry Apple Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Bars


  • 3 cups old fashioned oats (NOT the quick cook oats)
  • 1/2 cup sifted all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 cups shredded carrot
  • 1 raw apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 raw zucchini, cut in chunks


  • Heat oven to 350F.
  • Spray 13x18x1 inch cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Placed apple and zucchini in food processor and pulse until chopped well. Add shredded carrot and dried cranberries and mix well. Set aside.
  • Into stand mixer bowl, sift together flour, Splenda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Add oats, and stir until well blended.
  • In separate bowl, combine egg, water, melted butter, and vanilla.
  • Add carrot zucchini apple mixture to dry mix and, with bowl locked in place, begin mixing on low. Slowly add egg mixture.
  • Spread mixture into pre-sprayed cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes, until edges and top are slightly crispy.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before slicing into 48 pieces.


Per piece: Calories- 51 Total Fat- 2.4g Sat. Fat- 1.3g Cholest.- 5.1mg Sodium- 48.7mg Carb.- 6.7g Fiber- 0.9g Sugars- 2g Protein- 0.9g

and here’s Sister enjoying one…

cranberry apple zucchini carrot oatmeal bars


When Hubs walked in the door, he promptly ate four of them!

The best part is, Mister likes them, too.  And he protests all things green!


***ETA*** Thanks to everyone that p0inted out my error on the timing.  I meant 30 minutes, not 30 hours.  WHOOPS!

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. That looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. These look like something that I could make and healthy tool

  3. I would take out the cranberry but other than that these looks tasty

  4. Thanks for the low cal yummy recipe!

  5. YUM!! Putting this on my “must try” list.

  6. wow they’re healthy it seems.

  7. Looks fantastic!…but I better print it out or I’ll never remember the name! lol

  8. Those sound like they are very yummy!!

  9. Sounds like a good and healthy recipe!

  10. sound good, except the Splenda, I’ll have to try w/real sugar and deal w/the calories. BTW I hope you meant minutes, not hours at the beginning (prep time, etc)!

  11. These sound delicious!

  12. This recipe sounds delicious. I love the fact that it is pretty easy to make (if it really doesn’t take over 30 hours to make). I think this would be a great breakfast or snack! Thanks for sharing!

  13. These sound delicious

  14. These sound so good–I bet they are really moist with the carrot, zucchini, and apple. Love healthy treats!

  15. These look yummy, I am going to try them.

  16. This looks awesome, thanks for sharing!

  17. Ooh, they look so tasty (and little sister is so cute!)

  18. That looks yummy. Thank you!

  19. Those sound delish -thanks for sharing!

  20. This is amazing! I never really attempted trying to put zucchini in sweets foods. It’s a good thing I came across your post and saw this recipe. It’s definitely worth a try.

  21. I can’t believe you make them! They look great!

  22. These are so yummy! And healthy!

  23. Gosh, love that they are only 51 calories per serving!

  24. These sound yum and like a great way to get kiddos to eat some extra veggies too. The calories are perfect for those of us watching our weight.

  25. April Decheine says:

    Love anything oatmeal and to boot is low fat, looks delicious! Sister is so cute too 🙂

  26. That actually does sound pretty good!

  27. Wow, these sound so darn healthy! I’ll be making these for sure.

  28. Looks yummy and easy to make.

  29. These look really good!!