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Fruit and Oatmeal Bars

Fruit and Oatmeal Bars

Make this tasty bar for breakfast or snack. It contains a fraction of the fat and calories from the typical granola or cereal bar.

Number of servings: 24
Serving size: 1 bar


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 large egg, beaten

3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons skim milk

8 ounces (1 cup) vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats

1 cup dried mixed fruit (diced), raisins, or Craisins


Time needed: 15 minutes preparation; 30 minutes cook time

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, combine the oil, egg, sugars, and milk. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add to oil mixture.
  4. Add yogurt to mixture.
  5. Stir in oats and fruit.
  6. Spread dough onto bottom of 9x13-inch baking pan.
  7. Bake 25-30 minutes
  8. Cool. Cut into 24 bars.
  9. Store in a tightly covered container.

Nutritional information

Calories 138
Total Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Cholesterol: 8 mg
Sodium: 114 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 27 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Total Sugar: 13 g
Protein: 3 g

Allergens: Egg, dairy, wheat

Tips and variations

Serve these bars as you would granola bars. They make a great snack or breakfast item.

Pre-wrap the bars in plastic wrap or small zipper-style plastic bags for an easy grab-and-go snack.

Try mixing and matching different fruits and swap some of the cinnamon for ground nutmeg, ginger, or pumpkin pie seasoning to find your favorite flavor combination.


This recipe was developed by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development staff.

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