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High Fiber Honey Oat Bar Recipe

Updated on July 8, 2011

Apricot Oat Bars

High fiber eating or cooking doesn't have to be boring.  This is a recipe that I absolutely love.  I got it on line some ways back as I was looking for a way to use my dried apricots, I believe on cdkitchen.com.  There are only 2 tablespoons of flour in this recipe!

Dried apricots are very high in fiber and other nutrients and I love adding them to muffins or even making an appetizer out of them - stuffed apricots are marvelous.  This is a great little cookie/dessert recipe though and so easily made. 

I also added chopped walnuts or pecans to this recipe because I like the addition of nuts with the oats and chopped dried apricots.  You could also substitute dried cranberries for the diced dried apricots, or even dried blueberries, dried apples. 

 

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Apricot Oat Bars

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1-1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup nonfat Greek plain yogurt
  • 2 egg whites or 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt if desired
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil spray

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8-inch baking pan with vegetable spray.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
  4. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until the center has firmed up and the edges are lightly browned.
  6. Cool, turn onto board and cut into squares.
  7. Makes 8 or more depending on how big you cut them!

Summing It Up

Dried fruits are a wonderful addition to anyone's diet and a great ingredient to use in making cookies and desserts.

The added fiber from dried apricots make them an ideal candidate for combining with oats and honey but actually any dried fruit could be incorporated into this recipe and make a delicious bar cookie. 

They also freeze really well in freezer bags.  Just defrost for an hour and they are ready to eat.

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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Sage - they definitely are healthy and I'm always looking for a dried apricot recipe.....

    • Sage Williams profile image

      Sage Williams 

      8 years ago

      This is a definite book marker. My husband loves apricots and oats. The ingredients are all very healthy.

      I love these videos that show how to make. It makes it so much easier for me as I am not a baker at all and need all the help that I can get.

      Great Job, will definitely give them a try.

      Sage

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Love dried apricots - they are great in a lot of dishes or just plain - thanks for commenting, Raymond.

    • Raymond Tremain profile image

      Raymond Tremain 

      8 years ago from Metro Manila Philippines

      Some times I buy fruit bars but rather just buy the fruit and eat it, mainly dried apricots, they are good if you just need something to chew on watching TV.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks newbie cook DeGreek - gotta love a guy who cooks I always say....thanks for commenting and happy baking.

    • De Greek profile image

      De Greek 

      8 years ago from UK

      As a newbie cook, I colect recipes and I thank you for this one :-))

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Darlene - they are so easy to make and so delicious!

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Great hub my dear friend, I always love your articles, and this is another one I want to try this recipe. thumbs up

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Okay~!

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      kowality 

      8 years ago from Everywhere

      The movie producers think that if they make these bars available to us...we'll be able to work 14 hours a day. I eat them anyway. Thank you AK

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      8 years ago from Washington

      Ha ha ha - too funny - I had to put these all on because I've been on a (another) baking marathon for the past week because our friends are coming in - then more company in a few more months. It always makes me hungry while I fill the freezer! Thanks so much for commenting.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      It is supper time and this is making me hungry. Another one to try out.

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