I'm excited to be sharing this recipe for Raspberry Oat Bars Made Lighter. I love sweet and crumbly raspberry oat bars, which are like classic date bars made with a layer of raspberry jam instead of dates. So when I saw this lighter healthier version in Marlene Koch's Eat More of What You Love Cookbook I knew I had to try it.
This simple to make recipe combines the wholesomeness of oats with the tart sweetness of raspberry jam and a subtle hint of cinnamon. Yum!
If you are not a fan of raspberry, substitute whatever flavor jam you prefer - peach, apricot, strawberry, blueberry or orange marmalade would all be delicious.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Raspberry Bars?
According to my calculations, each bar has 90 calories.
How to Make Better For You Raspberry Oat Bars
Step 1: Gather and prepare your ingredients.
Step 2: Make the oat crust.
Step 3: Press two thirds of oat mixture into your prepared pan.
Step 4: Spread with raspberry jam.
Step 5: Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over the jam.
Step 6: Bake until the edges are golden brown.
Step 7: Cool and cut into 15 bars.
If you are not a fan of raspberry, substitute whatever flavor jam you prefer—peach, apricot, strawberry, blueberry or orange marmalade would all be delicious.
Serve alone, with a dollop of whipped cream or small scoop of frozen yogurt or ice cream.
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Raspberry Oat Bars Made Lighter
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated no calorie sweetener (or 6 packets) (such as Splenda)
- ½ cup low calorie margarine or butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar-free raspberry jam (or your favorite flavor)
- Preheat your oven to 325F degrees. Lightly spray an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick baking spray. Or for easy removal and cleanup, line with parchment paper or aluminum foil (My preferred method).
- In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on low speed, combine the first 7 ingredients (oats through margarine), until the mixture starts to come together. Increase the speed to medium and continue mixing until the mixture forms coarse crumbs and the margarine is completely mixed in.
- Press two-thirds of the crumb mixture into the prepared pan firmly and evenly.
- Spread the jam onto the crust, leaving ¼-inch margin around the edges. Sprinkle the rest of the oat mixture evenly on top of the jam.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
- Cool in the pan on a wire rack.
- Cut into 15 bars.
Recipe source: Eat More of What You Love by Marlene Koch
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like these WW Friendly Raspberry Oat Bars, you might also like
- Raspberry Oat Muffins
- Weight Watchers Raspberry Squares
- WW Low Fat Lemon Bars
- Low Fat Cranberry Bars
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