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.
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!
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 65mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
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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!
Hi Eleanor! You add the tablespoons of flour to the filling. It helps thicken it up.
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
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!
With all the baking you do, how do you manage to stay slim? Please, I need to know the secret.
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!!