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Thank you Dancer! My DH needs to lower his cholesterol and can't abide cooked cereal. I think you might have given me a solution with these bars! The whole family loved them. Great with a cup of tea, or on the run for a quick breakfast!

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Sudie November 13, 2002

Wouldn't call it a cookie, but rather a "flat muffin" or "breakfast bar". They were more cake-like than I expected. Delicious and healthy! I made mine extra healthy with 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 1/4 c honey instead of the white sugar. I also used 1/2 c rolled barley instead of rolled oats. I think next time I will cook at 325 for longer, to give the oats more time to soften. I also DOUBLED the cinn and nutmeg and added 1/4 t allspice--I always double my spices, plus I used applesauce which doesn't have the spices of some apple butters (but why would you waste yummy apple butter in a recipe?!) Thanks, Dancer, this one I can feel good about giving to my kids!

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annlouise September 04, 2003

These were good. Kind of tasted like a spicy oatmeal cookie. I served this with a vanilla glaze so it was more like a dessert. Thank you.

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Starluvsky August 23, 2009

These are really good. I am on Weight Watchers and these are about 2 to 3 points depending on how large you slice them. I replaced the white sugar with splenda, and the eggs with egg beaters. I also used a low-fat butter substitute. Thank you for adding.

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Kimmy44 February 20, 2009

These are a very, healthy, flavorful bar with an interesting texture. They were especially good with a cup of tea. My choices were to use dried cranberries and apple butter, which added both fruity flavor and extra spiciness. While DH and I enjoyed these, our children did not. I had originally made these for lunchbox treats, but I will be making them for the freezer for DH and I use as a healthier breakfast-on-the-go or an afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea/coffee. Thanks Dancer^

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acerast February 04, 2009

My kids loved this! I left out the raisins and used apple sauce. I did use the nutmeg, but no salt. I took some to church that night and was asked for the recipe. Between my kids, and church they were gone in 2 days. They are also great with coffee!

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ntxmomof4 October 02, 2008

This was great! I sub'd canned pumpkin for the applesauce because I didn't have any and it turned out wonderful. I let the kids think they were getting to eat oatmeal cookies for breakfast and they thought I rocked!

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Grace4Gayle May 28, 2008

This was a good recipe to use up some ingredients I had hanging around. I too had omitted the white sugar and used some honey instead. I cooked these at 325 for 35 mins. These bars are perfect for hikers and for anyone who needs a good boost in the morning. Good post, thanks Dancer :)

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Pooh Bear April 06, 2008

I made these vegan with almond milk and egg replacer and they were SO good. I wasn't sure at first that they would turn out, but they were perfect and portable. A definite keeper!

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Xanthia September 26, 2007

I wasn't sure at first if they were quite as great as I expected...but I keep going back to the pan and taking one little square at a time. I LOVE them! They would also be great (but not as healthy) which peanut butter and chocolate chips instead of apple butter and raisins:)

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Angie Corrine June 25, 2007
Chewy Oatmeal Spice Bars