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    Oatmeal and Date Bars

    Oatmeal and Date Bars. Photo by LUv 2 BaKE

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    35 mins

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    LUv 2 BaKE's Note:

    Very moist almost brownie textured bars. The dates are mixed in with the flavourful oatmeal base. Great served warm.

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl stir together applesauce, sugar, molasses, oil, egg and vanilla until smooth.
    2. 2
      Stir in oats, flour, wheat germ, milk powder, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda; mix thouroughly; stir in dates.
    3. 3
      Spray a 9 by 13" (3 1/2 L) baking dish with non stick spray; press batter into dish.
    4. 4
      Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch.
    5. 5
      Cut into bars when still warm.
    6. 6
      Makes 16 servings.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 27, 2010


      Wow, these were really good. I made them to the recipe, except I didn't have skim milk powder so I had to omit it (now I think I will go ahead and buy the skim milk powder just for this). I actually didn't know what to expect when I made these in terms of consistency and was pleasantly pleased to find they're kind have a brownie consistency - kind of like a thick kind of chewy cookie. I had never used dates in baking before, and I found they had a nice toffee like flavor and kind of melted into a chewy caramel like consistency. I baked half the batch for the recommended time and the other half for about 10 minutes longer until golden brown on top. Cooking a bit longer kind of softened the flavors a bit (which was good as I found the molasses was somewhat strong), and it also gave them a perfect combination of crunchiness and chewiness which I personally just love. But either way, these were delicious. Thanks!

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    • on October 17, 2007


      Great recipe. Being in England, I used treacle instead of molases and didn't have any milk powder, so I elminated that. I was pleased with the moistness and taste and my husband decided that with the addition of walnuts this would be a fine substitute for date walnut cake that he adores. I baked it in a smaller dish, so they were a bit thicker and cakier. Well done!

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    • on March 08, 2007


      I gave this recipe 5 stars because it is really really good tasting and a nice cake like texture. I especially liked that it was low in sugar and fat. I did make some modifications however to accommodate the tastes of my family. The molasses were replaced by maple syrup. I omitted the wheat germ, milk powder, cinnamon and baking soda. I added 1/4 cup of soya milk and upped the date content to 1 cup. I baked it in a deep dish pie plate for 30 minutes, same temp. This would make a great breakfast dish. It is really good warm.

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    Nutritional Facts for Oatmeal and Date Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (51 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 134.0
    Calories from Fat 25
    Total Fat 2.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 13.4 mg
    Sodium 64.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 10.1 g
    Protein 3.5 g

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