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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

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

Notes

If you prefer, make these bars with fresh blueberries or with chopped peeled fresh peaches instead of the cherries.

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