Almond-cherry oat bars
white whole wheat flour
old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup(s), sliced, chopped and toasted
dark brown sugar
½ cup(s), packed
2 item(s), large
2 Tbsp, creamy
¾ cup(s), pitted and halved fresh, or unsweetened frozen pitted cherries, halved
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Per serving: 1 bar