Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars
with Toasted Pecans
Now if you ask me, THIS is the way to eat your oatmeal.
When I saw these gorgeous bars that Kay from And Then I Ate It shared, I stashed away the recipe because I knew right then and there that I wanted to make them. I just needed to find a time to make them.
Today was the day. This is gonna be my breakfast every day this week … well, that is, if they last that long.
Cranberry White Chocolate Oatmeal Bars with Toasted Pecans
- ¼ cup butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup white whole wheat flour
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ½ cups oatmeal (any type is fine)
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup pecans, toasted
- ¼ cup white chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, beat the butter until pale yellow. Add sugar and beat until well blended. Add the egg, maple syrup and yogurt and beat until fully incorporated. I used my beaters to get them mixed fully because the yogurt and the butter were being persnickety.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix only until they are combined.
- Add the oatmeal, cranberries, nuts and chocolate chips and fold in uniformly. (I use cashew pieces since they are about 1/3 of the price of whole cashews)
- Add the thick batter evenly to a well sprayed 9 x 9 inch pan (she used a 7” x 11” pan, but I don’t have a pan that size …).
- Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown. It should still be soft to the touch but firm enough to be cook.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for at least 20 minutes. (The wait will kill you! They smell soooo good!) With a sharp knife cut into bars. You may need to wipe the blade to get clean cuts. Remove bars from pan and store in an air tight container.
This entry was posted on December 20, 2011 by Ann. It was filed under Breakfast, Dessert and was tagged with Bars, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cookies, Cranberries, Eggs, Maple Syrup, Oatmeal, Pecans, Vanilla, White chocolate.