Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

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!

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

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.

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

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 😉

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

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.

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars
Cranberry Oatmeal Bars on a white plate.

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

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!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry oatmeal bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair



  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray a 11 x 7 inch glass or ceramic baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, oats, brown sugar, salt, baking soda and ground cinnamon.
  • Pour melted butter and orange juice into flour mixture, stirring until combined (will be crumbly). Remove ½ cup of mixture for topping. Press remaining crust mixture on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine yogurt, sugar, vanilla, orange zest, egg white, and flour. Fold in cranberries. Spread filling over crust and sprinkle reserved crust over the top of the filling.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until the edges of the bar are golden. Place dish on a wire rack to cool. Cut into 24 squares.
  • Store in the refrigerator.


You can use fresh cranberries in place of dried cranberries.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g


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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! The Foodie Affair
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  1. I must be missing something but I’m in the process of baking these and don’t know what to do w the tbsp of flour and tbsp of whole wheat flour in the filling? It doesn’t really say. I’m new to baking so it may be obvious to others but I’m just confused. Help!

  2. These look very yummy. I’ve had that issue where I go to Costco and buy an enormous bag of something and then once I get home, have to work out what I’m going to do with it. I think you came up with a great use for your cranberries xx

    1. Thanks, Charlie! I know what you mean, if you have the storage and use what you buy at Costco, it can be an economical way to purchase in bulk!

    1. I know it looks like all I eat is decadent treats, but you might be bored with my oatmeal, smoothie breakfasts and the salad or soups I have for lunch! haha… No secret, Norma! I would be rich if I had the magic key 🙂 I keep active; weight training, running, hiking, and everything is in moderation. Slim? You made my day!!