Lite Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Bars

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are very good, filling and low calorie. Not just for breakfast, they make a great snack in the middle of the day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat sugars and margarine together.
  3. Add applesauce, egg, milk and vanilla.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda and cinnamon to wet ingredients.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Stir in oats, raisins, and apples/carrots.
  7. Spread into ungreased 9x13" pan.
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes.


Most Helpful

These are pretty good, but I think that they need some pecans or walnuts... I used real sugar, 2/3 cup dried cherries (limited the amount due to the strength of flavor), and two chopped Granny Smith apples. A nice quick breakfast/snack, but I think a little more texture is needed. The base is great and leaves plenty of room to play! Thank you!

Dwynnie March 12, 2009

I think there was some operator error when I made these. I did use fake sweetner. I used splenda and splenda brown sugar. Well, the splenda brown is supposed to be used at half strength but I figured since the recipe called for sugar replacement that I would be ok. I was not. They wer cloying sweet and few of us would eat them. I may try them again with regular sugar.

ladypit June 08, 2006

Tasty granola bar-like snacks! I used carrots and I added a little more than a tsp orange zest and 1/2 tsp orange blossom water, which were nice touches! I made a half recipe and a few substitutions. I used only 1/2 cup Sucanat instead of the sugar substitutes, I used regular (not lite) organic butter, I substituted the egg with flax (I have posted a recipe, Flax Vegan Egg Substitute, which isn't yet online- will post the recipe # once its up), used whole wheat pastry flour for the flour. I would say the serving size is right on the money- I baked in an 8x8 pan and cut mine into 12 smallish bars and would consider 2 bars a serving. Really filling like you said- I had 2 bars for breakfast and worked 5 hours without a break at work (retail at the moment at a *very busy* store) without feeling hungry or fatigued! Very tasty! Nice texture, too- they're chewy and a little crisp at the same time. I think these would be a great snack to keep on-hand instead of the ultra processed candy-filled storebought granola bars. I also think these would be very versatile- I'm sure you could use grated zucchini too instead of apples or carrots and any dried fruit. I highly recommend the addition of the orange zest with the carrots- great combo! Thanks Mirj!!

Roosie November 20, 2004

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