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Old 02-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #1
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Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Bars TNT

I came up with this recipe looking to modify my standard oatmeal raisin cookie recipe to make it lower in sugar and healthier for dd. They're not sugary-sweet, but still have a hit of sweetness to them. You could bake them as cookies or bars, but I did bars since it's quicker and easier! the result is a moist, cake-like cookie bar.

(Since you only use 1/4 c of apple juice concentratein the recipe, and we don't drink apple juice, I poured rest of the can into an ice cube tray and re-froze for future baking. Each spot in my tray = about 1/8c.)

4 tablespoons butter, softened
2 tablespoons heat-stable sugar substitute equal to 3 tablespoons sugar
cup egg substitute or 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
cup unsweetened applesauce
cup frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate (thawed)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon salt (optional)
1-1/2 cups oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/3 cup raisins (could substitute chopped Craisins)

Generously spray 13x9" pan with cooking spray.

In large bowl, beat margarine and sugar until creamy. Add egg white; beat well. Add applesauce, apple juice concentrate and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add oats and raisins; mix well.

Chill in refrigerator until firm, then spread into baking pan.

Bake in 350F oven for 20-25 minutes or until firm to the touch and light golden brown. Cool completely, cut to desired size and store tightly covered.

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Old 02-16-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Sounds good, will have to try it.
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Old 02-16-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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I'm liking this one....Thanks PAB!!!
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
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sounds good
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