Oatmeal and Fruit Bars
High Fiber Recipe
Quick cooking oats speed up the process of making these tasty and healthful fruit bars seasoned with cloves. Dates and apriocots are the fruits used.
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
1 cup apple butter *
1 tablespoon sugar
* Consider our home made Apple Butter with Honey Recipe!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the oat, cinnamon, and cloves in a large bowl. Add dates and apricots, stir in apple butter. Mix until ingredients are well blended and oats are moistened with apple butter.
Spread mixture in 8 x 13-inch non-stick pan. Pat it down to make an even bottom layer. Sprinkle sugar over surface. Bake for 20 minutes. Immediately cut into 2-inch squares, do not remove from pan. Allow to cool, go over cuts with knife again, and serve.
These are even better on the second day.
Oatmeal is a fiber rich food that provides a quick boost of energy from carbohydrates, but will not result in a sugar crash that is common with many breakfast cereals. The fiber in oatmeal will feed the beneficial bacteria in your digestivie tract, helping to keep the digestion system healthy. This means you can easily absorb the nutrients in oatmeal and avoid constipation.
Nutrition information per serving:
Yield: 24 bars
Serving size: 1 bar
Calories: 92; Total Fat: 1g; Fiber: 5g
High Fiber Tip
Look for cooked and ready to eat cereals with at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.