These Cranberry Oatmeal Bars are a little tart and slightly sweet, easy to make, and ideal for breakfast on the go, a quick snack or dessert!
I bought a large bag of dried cranberries from Costco and have been adding them in my oatmeal, yogurt, salads, and found another good use for these when I found this Cranberry Oatmeal Bar recipe.
I like the tangy flavor cranberries have when you bite into them. The berries have a tart zest that wakes up your taste buds immediately, and then if you pair it with a little sugar from a baked good, you’ll get a lively competition between the fusion.
I made these one evening for a snack. We continued to eat them the next morning, and then through the afternoon! Versatile little bars that didn’t last a full 24 hours 😉
This bar is adapted from my Cooking Light cookbook, The New Way to Cook Light (2012). I swapped a couple of the ingredients without taking these bars out of the dessert/snack realm.
I replaced half of the all purpose flour with white whole wheat, and used plain non-fat Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream for the filling.
Next time, I think I’ll add a couple of tablespoons of toasted walnuts to the topping.
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 6 tablespoons butter, melted
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 1/3 cups dried cranberries
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt, plain
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1 large egg white, lightly beaten