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    White House Fruit and Oat Bars

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    25 hrs 30 mins

    25 hrs

    30 mins

    MarielC's Note:

    This recipe appeared in the NY Times. It was created by the White House pastry chef as Michelle Obama wanted something healthier than cookies and pastries.

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    Serves: 24



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    • 6 tablespoons grapeseed oil or 6 tablespoons other neutral oil, plus extra for brushing pan
    • 2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup mixed seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower and sesame
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 1/2 cups mixed dried fruit, such as raisins, cherries, apricots, papaya, pineapple and cranberries (at least 3 kinds, cut into small pieces if large)
    • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom or 1 teaspoon cinnamon


    1. 1
      Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper or foil, letting a few inches hang over side of pan. Brush with oil. You can also use a 9 x 13 pan but the bars will be longer and flatter.
    2. 2
      Spread oats and seeds on another baking pan and toast in oven just until golden and fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes, shaking the pan once.
    3. 3
      In a saucepan, combine oil, honey, brown sugar, maple syrup and salt. Stir over medium heat until smooth and hot. In a mixing bowl, toss together toasted oats and seeds, dried fruit and cardamom. Pour hot sugar mixture over and stir until well combined.
    4. 4
      While mixture is warm, transfer to prepared pan, pressing into pan evenly with an offset spatula.
    5. 5
      Bake until brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer pan to a rack and let cool completely. Using the overhanging foil or paper, lift out of pan and place on a work surface. Cut into bars, about 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches.

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    Nutritional Facts for White House Fruit and Oat Bars

    Serving Size: 1 (34 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 124.0
    Calories from Fat 35
    Total Fat 3.8 g
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 10.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 11.4 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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