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Dried Plum Filled Oatmeal Bars

Looking for a breakfast bar recipe idea? Spread dried plums and apricot jam over an oatmeal crust. The result? Tasty, nutrition-packed oatmeal bars.

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Prep Time   15 minutes Cook Time   20 minutes Serves  16

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups (about 9 ounces) coarsely chopped dried plums
1/3 cup apricot jam
No-stick cooking spray
2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned or quick, uncooked)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
Powdered sugar (optional)


Directions

In medium bowl, combine dried plums and apricot jam; set aside. Lightly spray 8-inch square baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. In large bowl, combine oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt and soda; mix well. Lightly beat together egg and butter; add to oats mixture, mixing until crumbly. Press 2 cups of mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Spread dried plum mixture over oats; sprinkle remaining oat mixture over top. Bake at 350°F oven 20 to 22 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired; cut into 16 bars.


Nutrition Facts

Calories
200
Cholesterol
15mg
% of Calories from Fat
21%
Total Fat
3g
Sodium
135mg
Carbohydrate
39g
Protein
4g
Fiber
3g
Potassium
165mg