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
WHAT I DID:
Mix butter and brown sugar together till smooth. Add applesauce and stir.
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.