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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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

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and here’s Sister enjoying one…

cranberry apple zucchini carrot oatmeal bars

YUM!

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.