Ground toasted oats not only boost fiber, they help give this low-fat crust a tender texture and contribute a yummy nutty taste.
Make Ahead Tip: The filling will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The shell will keep, loosely covered with foil, for up to 1 day.
Ingredient Note: In the EatingWell Test Kitchen, sucralose is the only alternative sweetener we test with when we feel the option is appropriate. For nonbaking recipes, we use Splenda Granular (boxed, not in a packet). For baking, we use Splenda Sugar Blend for Baking, a mix of sugar and sucralose. It can be substituted in recipes (1/2 cup of the blend for each 1 cup of sugar) to reduce sugar calories by half while maintaining some of the baking properties of sugar. If you make a similar blend with half sugar and half Splenda Granular, substitute this homemade mixture cup for cup.
When choosing any low- or no-calorie sweetener, be sure to check the label to make sure it is suitable for your intended use.
21/2 other carbohydrate