Sunday, July 22, 2012
Fruit and Oat Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups low-fat oat bran muffin mix (1 box, I used FiberOne)
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 cup walnuts (or other favorite nuts) chopped
3 cups fresh berries of your choice
1/2-3/4 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Microwave berries and sugar for two minutes, set aside to let cool. Place butter, muffin mix, oats and nuts into a bowl and mix thoroughly. Press half of the crumb mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 pan firmly. Spread the berries mixture over the top evenly. Top with remaining crumb mixture and press until firm. Bake 20-25 minutes or until top is lightly brown, making sure not to over bake. Cool completely and cut into bars. Delish!
Note: This is a super quick and easy way to make fruit and oat bars, but I am sure there is a healthier, more complicated recipe if you're interested.