Oat, Fruit and Nut Bars


1 cup oats
1/2 cup wheat Flour, unsifted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup dried fruits, such as apricots, craisins, 1/4 cup walnuts or almonds, roughly chopped
1 apple, cored and diced
3 tablespoons oil
2 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9 inch square pan with oiled waxed paper and set aside.
In a bowl, mix both the flour, sugar, oats with salt, soda and cinnamon powder. Add the buttermilk, applesauce and oil, and give it a quick whisk. Add the dried fruits and nuts and pour into the prepared pan.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
Cool and cut into 12 squares.




The base recipe for this healthy bar is from Washington Apple Commission, and uses eggs and all-purpose flour. I modified this recipe by using applesauce instead of eggs, substituted wheat flour partly in the place of all-purpose flour, and played around with different choice of dried fruits and nuts. The end result is a moist and awesome guilt-free bar.


12.0 bars


Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 4:48am


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