Thursday, May 21, 2009

Foodie Friday and an award.

Welcome to Foodie Friday!

Today, I'm sharing a family favorite recipe for Low Fat Chewy Fruit & Oatmeal Bars. The bars are so delicious and disappear in a flash!

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  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • One 8-ounce container vanilla or plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. skim milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
  • 3 cups Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 cup diced dried mixed fruit, raisins, or dried cranberries

Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine sugars, yogurt, egg whites, oil, milk, and vanilla; mix well. In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well. Add to yogurt mixture; mix well. Stir in oats and fruit.

Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.

Bake 28 to 32 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered.

Cook’s Notes: Each bar contains .5g oat soluble fiber.

Recipe courtesy of Quaker Oats. Click HERE for their link.

Please visit Michael Lee for the list of the other Foodie Friday participants HERE.


The One Lovely Blog Award.

Sweet Liz at Craft From My Heart shared her One Lovely Blog Award with me. Thank you for your generosity Liz! ♥

Now for the rules:
1) Accept the award; post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Every blog I visit deserves the One Lovely Blog Award. If you haven't already received this award, please feel free to post the button on your blog.

You can read Liz's blog by clicking HERE.



Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These look very good, Diane!

Shelia said...

Oh, I think I would love these! They look so good too!
Congrats on your lovely award!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

Amy said...

Those look wonderful!


bj said...

ummm,, these look and sound like something my bunch would love. Thanks for the recipe...

Gollum said...

Now this is what I need--a delicious recipe that is heart healthy--and easy on the hips, too!
Have a great weekend, Diane!

susan said...

Now THIS looks like a great way to get fiber :0) I think I'll try mine with cranberries!

marty39 said...

These just sound so good. I will give these a try. I love cookie bars, they are always so good. Thanks for the recipe. Hugs, Marty

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

These sound good for you too...maybe I'll make these after Gollum's Foodie Friday! Have a great weekend ~ Susan

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

What a coincidence. I posted Baked Oatmeal. I think this is the first time I've visited your blog.

Martha said...

These look really good.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, these sound wonderful and would be really good for you too! Kristen

Really Rainey said...

Lovely! Those would be good packaged up for the car trip!
Great recipe! Thanks
~Really Rainey~

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Always trying to make some healthy snacks for the kids. This looks like one they would enjoy. Stop by and visit my food post; if you like what you see, click on the "Follow" button on the right. Also, think about placing my boutique button on your site for easy access. It's the Gold Frame on the top right side that has porcelain roses. Should you want me to add you to my Food Blog list, just leave me a message.

Michelle said...

Diane, congratulations on your award!! Yours is, indeed, a lovely blog. :) Love this recipe!! I have been looking for a good oatmeal bar recipe. I will definitely have to try it...but can I add chocolate chips to it? LOL! Gotta have my chocolate!

Mary said...

These sound so good and I know they're also good for you> you've giben us a "2fer." Enjoy the long weekend.

Justine said...

Okay, so it's not my favorite kind of snack, but they still look good!

Justine :o )

Linda said...


Kristen said...

Homemade granola bars are so much better than store bought. Thanks so much for passing on the recipe!

ButterYum said...

These look great... can't wait to give the recipe a try. Thanks for sharing it!

Mimi said...

I'll be making those today!

The little bed is cute, isn't it? I just bet your kitty would love to have one...your dogs, too☺ I would have to use a coffee table if I wanted to make one for my dogs...uhm, that's an☺

Smilingsal said...

I could probably eat the whole thing!

Anonymous said...

My Grandaughter needed something for a bake sale this weekend...these would be great for that.

Happy To Be said...

May you have a great memorial weekend my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

mbkatc230 said...

These sound really good. I may make them and use them for "breakfast on the go". Gotta be better than prepackaged oatmeal or granola bars. Thanks for the recipe. Kathy

Foley said...

I'm so late at getting around to all the blogs this week -
These look delicious!!!

xinex said...

Congrats on the award, Diane! And thanks for the recipe. DH loves oatmeal cookies but should really be eating the high caloried ones....Christine

LdyDy said...

Hi! I love anything made with oatmeal, raisins or cranberries! I must try these! Thanks for stopping by!!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

These sound really good -- I should really look into more healthy cooking - this might be a good start!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

These do look delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Congratulations on your award. laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Yum...this looks good and actually nutrional! Thanks for the recipe! Thanks Diane, for posting my little bloggie button...appreciate it, girlfriend! And congrats on your well deserved award! Susan

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