Friday, January 21, 2011

Quaker Low Fat Chewy Fruit & Oatmeal Bars

Oatmeal cookies and bars are very common in America. When I made these bars, I brought some to school to share and everybody thought they were really interesting ^u^

My grandma bought a huge drum of Quaker Instant Whole Oats because I had finally almost finished my old one. Unfortunately, I was actually getting sick of oatmeal :P So naturally I had to make them into a dessert!

I went onto the Quaker website and used the recipe for Low Fat Chewy Fruit&Oatmeal Bars. Mostly because it did not require butter/shortening/applesauce/anything else I couldn't easily get my hands on and use all at once. So I went out and bought one container of yogurt and got to work!

In large bowl, combine sugars, yogurt, egg whites, oil, milk, and vanilla; mix well.
I skipped vanilla because I don't know where to get it :P
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In medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; mix well.
I skipped salt because I was lazy
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Also check out my oats and raisins
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Add to yogurt mixture; mix well.
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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
Or bake in batches in a heart-shaped tin because that's all you have, make up the time and temp in the toaster oven, burn the first batch a couple times, and keep experimenting with subsequent batches until the bars are cooked through. I still haven't perfected the temp and time. It doesn't help that our toaster oven doesn't actually have a temperature setting - it has a watts setting. That is quite inconvenient.
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After they have cooled, cut into pieces and serve! Even though I had to re-bake my bars several times, I think they taste all right!
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