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Oatmeal-Bran Cookie Bars

 
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I recently came across another way to use up some of those cartons of oats and bags of bran spilling out of my pantry. Brandi of Bran Appetit posted an intriguing recipe for Brandi's Cookie Bars. I used her recipe with a few changes to make cookie bars of my own. Please visit Brandi's blog for the original recipe. And if you're a fan of oatmeal cookies and chocolate, make these now! Oatmeal-Bran Cookie Bars (adapted from Bran Appetit)

Yield

12

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

30

min

 

Ingredients

2 cups rolled oats
old fashioned
¾ cup bran
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
½ cup applesauce
½ cup chocolate chips
*
¼ cup butterscotch chips
*

Directions

Preheat oven to 350℉ (180℃). Butter an 8-inch square pan, line with parchment paper, and butter parchment paper. Set aside.

Mix oats, bran, cinnamon, and salt in medium bowl.

In small bowl, beat two eggs together. Add eggs and applesauce to oat mixture, and stir until combined. Mix in chocolate and butterscotch chips.

Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until set and starting to brown. Let cool and then cut into bars.

This recipe makes some delicious, gooey, chocolatey bars that are relatively healthy. Applesauce replaces any butter or oil a normal recipe might call for. The bars are a little chewy due to all the oats, but the bran is barely noticeable. And don't forget that oats and bran are really good for you! I made these bars to take for a breakfast that would keep me full until lunchtime (a nice change from oatmeal or fruit and yogurt), but I'm sure they would make a good afternoon or after-dinner snack too.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Semmes, United States
 about 1 month ago

what is meant by "bran?" Bran cereal? Oat bran?...

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 49g (1.7 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 12520% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2% Iron 10%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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