Recipe by colettenoelle
"Nobody can ever seem to get enough of these bars when I make them. They're very fast to make, too."
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pumpkin pie spice
old-fashioned rolled oats
I looooooooove cranberries, so this was great. Changed a few things. Didn't have the pie spice, pecans or egg, so I added a bit more cinnamon, chopped up an apple to add to the mix, and used egg beaters. Also drizzled the top with honey and put it in an 8x8 pan. Increased the bake time to 20-25 minutes so the middle would cook. Found that with the addition of the apples it was awesomely sweet (just right for my taste). However, I have some friends doing Weight Watchers and plan to try some adjustments next time for them. Will try applesauce instead of butter, honey instead of sugar (and lessen the amount since I'm adding apples), and leave the peels on the apples (and add another half an apple) to add even more of a fiber kick. Think they will love it as much as I did! Great recipe. :)
I was really excited to try this recipe due to the other great reviews.....I have to say it's fairly bland for my taste, not sweet enough, and the texture is more like a health food bar than a 'cookie' type bar....I wouldn't make this for kids, although if you're dieting and desperate these might fit the bill.
Follow up: I tried these the next day and was very dissapointed. They're too chewy, dry and I dont feel they're worth the time and effort.
Fantastic recipe! Very easy! I added an extra egg and increase baking soda, baking powder and salt to 1/2 teaspoon. The bars came out more cake-like. It was a great late night snack for me and the husband!
It was a nice recipe. A good alternative to cookie/brownies. I made 2 batches, 1 as directed, the other I substituted honey (and a dash of molasses) for the sugar and unsweetened applesauce for the butter. That second batch was slightly fluffier, moist and chewy, not crumby at all (the first was). i did omit the nutmeg and pie spice on both. I will try again with even less honey and banana chips, chocolate chips instead of cranberries/nuts. Healthier option than breakfast bars for the kids.
I have made these both ways. The first batch I made exactly as the recipe was written, except I did add some dark chocolate chips. The next day, I made them using honey instead of brown sugar, and applesauce instead of butter. To me, both ways are fabulous. I will probably stick to the second method, just for the healthier outcome. They went over better for my kids when I chopped up the dried cranberries. These are what we use as a pick-me-up after our Zumba class every week. Thanks for a great recipe!
Really yummy, I used canola oil and yogurt instead of egg and butter. A very simple and tasty recipe.
very tasty! My kids and the kiddos I watch loved them. Moist and not too sweet. Even my husband the sweet tooth in the house liked them.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 121
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