Healthy Oat and Apricot Breakfast Bars

"These make a great good-for-you breakfast! I think it would also work well to double or triple it, freeze the bars individually, and grab them on your way out the door for inclusion in lunch or breakfast on the road."
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Ready In:
8 bars




  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, oats, apricots and sunflower seeds.
  • Whisk together margarine and egg substitute.
  • Quickly mix together wet and dry ingredients.
  • Spoon into prepared pan and smooth top.
  • Bake until firm, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool completely before cutting into 8 rectangles.
  • Yields 1 bar per serving.

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  1. DEE-licious! These caught my eye because I love dried apricots. I just tasted a half of one, I'm sure I'll be making them again. I used eggs, and I had regular rolled oats in the house, so used those instead of quick oats, and the results were great. Thanks for sharing this one!
  2. I made these last year and loved them but children not so much, I just remembered I had this recipe and tried it again today without the apricots and instead 1 chopped up granny smith apple, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of sultanas... I drizzled vanilla yoghurt icing over the top - YUM!! Even if my children don't like them this time TOO BAD I DO!!
  3. These were easy to make and they stayed together once cut up so they were good for packed lunches for the kids. The downside was that they were too dry. Some other reviewers have suggested adding things like apple sauce so while I think I will make them again, I will experiment more with cinnamon and perhaps apple juice. With the next batch, I'm going to swap apricot for apple and sultanas and see how that goes, but basically it's a good recipe - just needs a bit of tweaking.
  4. These are GOOD! The only reason I'm not giving them 5 stars is that I think they could benefit from the addition of some spices. I LOVE that these are super-healthy and packed with protein and fiber. These are easy to throw in a lunch box or grab on my way out the door. Thanks so much for sharing!
  5. I have been hunting for the perfect breakfast healthy bar. This one was pretty good, but I had to doctor the recipe a bit to get it moist ( all the other bar recipes have been way too dry, and this one would have been too had I not added some things). I added a small mashed banana, and 1/2cup of applesauce, I used regular eggs, and added cinnamon since that worked so well for other reviewers. I also added a tablespoon or two of wheat germ. I had to bake this for a while ( 35 minutes), but the end product was almost cake-like but held together well...most importantly it wasn't dry!


  1. Great! It is so hard to find a bar recipe without white flour. I changed this a bit because I didn't have some ingredients...I used currants instead of apricots, and no sunflower seeds. I also used Splenda and Sugar Twin to sweeten instead of brown sugar. To compliment the currants I added cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and some vanilla extract. These were a tad dry but so easy to take on-the-go. I might add some applesauce next time to make them more moist.


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