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    Deceptively Delicious Blueberry Oatmeal Bars (With Spinach)

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    45 mins

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    35 mins

    LuckyMe's Note:

    These are from the book Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld. Great for a quick snack or easy breakfast.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 375.
    2. 2
      Coat an 8"X 8" baking pan with cooking spray.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, combine oats, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and vanilla and stir to mix well.
    4. 4
      Add the margarine and cut it quickly into dry ingredients with two knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal and is no longer powdery. Do no overmix--bits of margarine will still be visible.
    5. 5
      Set aside about half the oat mixture; press the rest firmly into the pan. Bake until lightly browned at the edges (but not fully baked), 13 to 15 minutes.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, mix the preserves with the spinach puree in a small bowl.
    7. 7
      Spread blueberry mixture over the partially baked oat layer, then sprinkle with reserved oat mixture. Bake until topping is slightly browned, 20-25 minutes. Set the pan on a rack to cool completely before cutting into 12 bars.
    8. 8
      Spinach Puree:.
    9. 9
      Steam baby spinach(for mature spinach-remove stems) for about 30-40 seconds or cook in skillet with 1 tablespoons water for about 90 seconds or just until wilted. Puree in food processor or blender for about 2 min until smooth and creamy.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 22, 2012


      This is the 2nd time I've made these. It's true that you can't detect the spinach, which is nice. My children just aren't a big fan of these. After the first bite, my kids don't want to eat any more and I end up eating them all myself simply because I don't want to waste the ingredients. The first time I made them, I brought them to the park and no one would touch them after they heard they had spinach in them. I did use a larger pan (9"x11") the second time I made these and thought that was a much better pan size.

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    • on August 24, 2010


      These are EXCELLENT!! I made them trying to give my kids a healthier breakfast them box cereal. They loved them and never guessed that there was spinach in them. I followed the recipe exactly but next time I think that I will use a little less sugar and make it in a larger pan for thinner bars. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on November 30, 2008


      I have made these a couple of times now and they are excellent! I used 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour in place of some of the white flour and did not notice any difference in taste or texture. We like ours a little thinner, so I also used a slightly larger pan than the 8"x8" and reduced the cooking time slightly. Many thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Deceptively Delicious Blueberry Oatmeal Bars (With Spinach)

    Serving Size: 1 (36 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 132.4
    Calories from Fat 9
    Total Fat 1.0 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 58.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 8.5 g
    Protein 3.1 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    trans-fat free margarine

    no-sugar-added blueberry spread

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