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These pretty streusel-topped bars are quick to make and easy to transport. Made with unsweetened apricot preserves, they are a good source of potassium and beta carotene.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1995

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1 hr
Servings:
15
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325?F. Coat an 8-by-12-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

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  • Work together oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and baking soda with your fingertips in a large bowl until no lumps of brown sugar remain. Drizzle oil and fruit juice over the oats and mix in with your fingertips until evenly moistened and crumbly.

  • Set aside 1/2 cup for the topping; press the remainder evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Spread apricot preserves over the top. Sprinkle with the reserved oat topping.

  • Bake until golden, 30 to 40 minutes. Let cool in the baking dish on a rack. Cut into 15 bars. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 30.9g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 20.5g; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 0.3g; calcium 7.1mg; iron 0.7mg; magnesium 1.8mg; potassium 11.3mg; sodium 48.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

2 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

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