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Almond-cherry oat bars

5
5
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
52 min
Prep
12 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
16
Difficulty
Easy
You won't be able to get enough of these hearty yet sweet oat bars. The best part is that there isn't any special equipment required, not even an electric mixer! You can also have them ready to go in under an hour. Just be sure to let them cool completely in the pan so they have time to set and don't fall apart while you're cutting them into bars. Also, if you prefer, you can make these bars with fresh blueberries or with chopped peeled fresh peaches instead of the cherries. Feel free to experiment with whatever you have on hand.

Ingredients

white whole wheat flour

1 cup(s)

old-fashioned rolled oats

cup(s)

almonds

½ cup(s), sliced, chopped and toasted

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

baking powder

½ tsp

baking soda

¼ tsp

table salt

¼ tsp

dark brown sugar

½ cup(s), packed

olive oil

¼ cup(s)

egg white(s)

2 item(s), large

almond butter

2 Tbsp, creamy

vanilla extract

½ tsp

cherries

¾ cup(s), pitted and halved fresh, or unsweetened frozen pitted cherries, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing paper to extend over rim of pan by 2 inches.
  2. Stir together flour, oats, almonds, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Stir together brown sugar, oil, egg whites, almond butter, and vanilla in medium bowl. Add brown sugar mixture and cherries to flour mixture and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to prepared pan and pat evenly in pan with damp hands.
  3. Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool completely in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan using parchment paper as handles. Cut lengthwise into 4 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 4 squares.
  4. Per serving: 1 bar

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