New Recipe: Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

This is just one of those recipes that I knew would be perfect and delicious as soon as I read it.  Filled with ingredients I cook with every day, it was just what I was looking for!  I wanted something to use up some raspberries I had thrown in the freezer last week so they wouldn’t go bad.  I was on the search for something new and interesting for breakfast.  This is a recipe I used from Driscoll’s without any changes if you can believe it!  I have included it below for your convenience.  The only difference was that I used frozen raspberries, so instead of mashing them up, I blended them down in the Vitamix.  It worked great!

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Driscoll’s Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour *I used whole wheat
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats *I used quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (YIKES!!!) *I used 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 large egg whites *I used 2 eggs
  • 1 package (6 ounce) Driscoll’s Raspberries *I probably used a little more
  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 9-inch baking pan liberally with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Stir together whole wheat flour, oats, all-purpose flour, flaked coconut, sugar, nutmeg and salt until blended. Stir in coconut oil and eggs until moist dough forms. Reserve ¾ cup of dough. Press remaining dough into pan until evenly spread.
  3. Mash raspberries in a separate bowl and spread over dough in pan. Crumble remaining dough and sprinkle on top of raspberry layer.
  4. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool in pan completely before cutting.

These will be a delicious breakfast treat for the kids tomorrow.  I know because I just ate the one in the picture!  I thought they were perfect, but if you are used to more sugar than I am, you will probably like using the brown sugar. I think that honey is better and all that is needed, and that is what I would encourage you to use!

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