Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cranberry-Oatmeal Bars

Sweet, tangy, and chewy, these bars get the balance just right!

yield: 24 servings

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp allspice
6 Tbsp butter, melted
3 Tbsp orange juice

1 1/3 cups dried cranberries (about 6 ounces)
3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1 egg white, lightly beaten.

1. Preheat oven to 325°.
2. To prepare crust, combine flours through allspice in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Drizzle butter and juice over flour mixture, stirring until moistened and crumbly. Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom an 11x7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
3. To prepare filling, combine cranberries through egg white in a medium bowl, stirring well. Spread cranberry mixture over prepared crust; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over filling. Bake at 325° for 40 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

1 comment:

Jonathan et Kari said...

Yum!! We can get dried cranberries here now. Perrrfect.