Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
Nonstick cooking spray
1¾ cups quick-cooking rolled oats
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup whole-wheat flour
¾ cup packed brown sugar (see Tip)
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
½ cup light butter (1 stick)
½ cup coarsely chopped slivered almonds
1 cup sugar-free blueberry preserves
½ teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil up over the edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl combine oats, all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, brown sugar and apple pie spice. Using a pastry blender, cut in light butter until mixture is crumbly. Transfer ¾ cup of the crumb mixture to a small bowl; stir in almonds. Set aside.
Press remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
In a small bowl stir together the preserves and almond extract. Carefully spread preserves evenly over crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture; press lightly.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Lift from pan using foil and cut into bars. Wrap remaining bars in foil to store.
Tip: We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for the brown sugar for this recipe.
I used 1/2 cup of the sugar free blueberry jelly (that stuff is yucky, but I have to have some sweetness) and
added some smashed raspberries and blackberries.
My picky husband even liked his with some ice cream.