Strawberry-Apricot-Oat Squares

Strawberry-Apricot-Oat Squares

Enjoy this fruity bar made with Gold Medal® whole wheat flour and oats. 16 servings

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

1
cup Gold Medal® whole wheat flour
1/2
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup canola oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1/2
cup strawberry preserves
1/2
cup cut-up dried apricots
2
tablespoons oats
2
teaspoons butter
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  2. In large bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup oats, the baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In medium bowl, stir brown sugar, oil, vanilla and egg with fork until smooth; stir into flour mixture until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup dough in small bowl for topping.
  3. Pat remaining dough in pan (if dough is sticky, spray fingers with cooking spray or lightly flour). Spread preserves over dough; sprinkle with apricots.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons oats and the butter to reserved dough; mix with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Drop small spoonfuls of oat mixture evenly over apricots.
  5. Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until top is golden and firm. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For squares, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Live Better America® Kitchens
Tip
The old-fashioned oats lend a homemade appearance and texture to this fruity bar. You can make Peach-Apricot-Oat Squares by substituting 1/2 cup peach preserves for the strawberry preserves.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 160
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 105mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 27g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 17g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.