Delicious and Healthy Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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Delicious and Healthy Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
60mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 18, 2023

Enjoy the perfect combination of sweet and healthy with these delicious fruit oatmeal cookie bars. Packed with wholesome ingredients like oats, dried fruits, and nuts, these bars make for a satisfying snack or breakfast on the go. They are easy to make and customizable to your preferred flavors. Whether you prefer a classic combination like strawberry and almond or want to try something different like blueberry and walnut, these fruit oatmeal cookie bars are sure to become your new favorite treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dried fruits (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, raisins, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9x9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the melted butter, honey, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix well until everything is evenly combined.
  4. Fold in the dried fruits and chopped nuts into the batter.
  5. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely before cutting into bars.
  8. Once cooled, cut into bars of desired size and serve.

Interesting Facts

  • Oats are a great source of dietary fiber and can help lower cholesterol levels.
  • Dried fruits are high in antioxidants and provide natural sweetness to the bars.
  • Nuts add a delicious crunch and are rich in healthy fats and proteins.
  • These fruit oatmeal cookie bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.