Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Another Eggless Recipe to Try: Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

I got THIS recipe from The Pioneer Woman (beware: she's a wild woman!). Of course, I don't follow directions (I just couldn't add all that butter or sugar!) so here's what I ended up making...

Strawberry Preserve Oatmeal Bars


2/3 cup brown sugar

1 stick of butter (almost 1/2 of what the recipe called for!)

2/3 cup applesauce

~3 T honey (I didn't measure! Oops!)

a few healthy sprinkles of cinnamon

1.5 cups whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1.5 cups (or a bit more) oats

a little less than a 10-oz jar of strawberry preserves


Mix butter and brown sugar together till smooth. Add applesauce and stir.

Add salt, baking powder, flour. Mix till smooth and then add oats.

Once all combined, pour 1/2 of the oat mixture into a buttered 8" dish and then spread the preserves over evenly.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares.


~ I'll keep the butter cold. I melted my butter and so it turned out kinda cake-like.
~ I'll try to decrease the butter even more.
~ I'll add a bit of vanilla to see if that makes a difference.
~ I'll decrease the sugar a smidge.

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