Oprah's Healthy Apricot Oat Bars - 6 SmartPoints
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Oprah's Healthy Apricot Oat Bars Recipe

These healthy apricot oat bars seem to be a better choice for Weight Watchers than my old standby recipe, since it has less butter and sugar. And they're easier to make too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 16
Calories: 145
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (about 28) dried apricots, roughly chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. For easy cleanup, line an 8-inch baking pan with foil. Spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together both flours, the oats, brown sugar, salt and nutmeg until well combined with no big clumps of brown sugar remaining. Stir in the melted butter, applesauce and vanilla until blended. Gently stir in the apricots.
  • Spoon the batter into the prepared baking pan, pressing it flat with the back of a spoon or spatula.
  • Bake for about 25 to 35 minutes, until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let the pan cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then lift the slab of bars out with the foil out and let the bars cool completely on the wire rack.
  • Transfer the foil and bars to a cutting board and use a large knife to cut into 16 even squares.

Recipe Notes

Weight Watchers PointsPlus: *5
Weight Watchers SmartPoints: *6
Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints: *6
Nutrition Facts
Oprah's Healthy Apricot Oat Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 apricot oat bar)
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apricot bars, breakfast bar, oat bars with dried fruit