Berry Blast Bars

Makes 12 bars

Serving size: 1 bar

Ingredients

  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced (or other berries that are in season)

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Spray square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Mix flour, oats, sugar, baking soda, salt, egg, butter, vegetable oil, and milk in a large bowl until a doughy mixture is formed.
  4. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of dough and press to the bottom of the pan.
  5. In a separate bowl, stir jam and strawberries together, spread over dough in the pan.
  6. Press the rest of the dough with your hands on top of the jam mixture.   The dough will not completely cover the top.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes and let cool for 15 minutes.
  8. Cut into 12 bars.

180 calories per serving, Total fat 7grams

How to Serve Berries

Here are a few ideas on how to serve berries:

  • Put some in a plastic container to eat as a snack or lunch on-the-go
  • Add to a bowl of whole grain cereal
  • Make a yogurt parfait with berries, yogurt and granola
  • Sprinkle on salads
  • Make fruit kabobs along with other fruits such as pineapple chunks (fresh or canned), bananas and grapes
  • Use as a topping for ice cream or frozen yogurt
  • Make smoothies

Adapted from Spend Smart. Eat Smart.