Reduced-Fat Pecan-Oat Bars

Reduced-Fat Pecan-Oat Bars created by Stephanie Z.

This is a low-fat version of Maryland Jim's Recipe #136125, posted for ZWT3's Cooking Lighter challenge. Hope that you enjoy it!

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  • Heat oven 350F lightly grease bottom and sides of 13X9 pan.
  • In large bowl, mix granulated sugar, butter, applesauce, and vanilla. Stir in flour; mix well.
  • Press dough in bottom and 1/2” up sides of pan.
  • Bake 15-17 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  • For filling: In a small bowl, sprinkle powdered milk over egg whites, then beat them with fork until smooth. Add food color, and beat until blended.
  • Beat brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, the salt, egg and egg white mixture with a spoon.
  • Stir in pecans and oats.
  • Pour over crust.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes or until set.
  • Loosen edges from sides of pan while warm; cool completely.
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"This is a low-fat version of Maryland Jim's Recipe #136125, posted for ZWT3's Cooking Lighter challenge. Hope that you enjoy it!"

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  1. zaar mate
    Really liked these! The crust was a little tough, but maybe I worked it too much? The flavor was great...taste alot like pecan pie. I didn't have enough pecans, so I use 1/2 pecans and 1/2 walnuts...still tasted great. I also used dry powdered buttermilk instead of the reg. dry milk powder because it's what I had on hand. I will definitely make these again. Thanks!
  2. StacyMD187373
    Delicious! Couldn't tell they were healthier version! I was trying to find a use for egg whites I had leftover from key lime pie and stumbled on this recipe! Glad I did! Although I accidentally used 5 egg whites and the full egg...it did taste a little eggy because of my mistake, but still great! Will become a go to recipe to use up those egg whites!!! Thanks!
  3. justcallmetoni
    These were just delicious and satisfying. Pecan pie or squares are something I rarely enjoy (too many points) but with these I got to satisfy my sweet tooth and not feel guilty. The cookie crust is nice and tender (better than most in low fat bars) and the top is a little gooey with that nice crunchy top. Yummmmmmm. I made these as directed with one small addition - toasting the oats and nuts for about 5 minutes before making the topping. This brings out the the nuttiness of both just a bit. Thanks.
  4. Stephanie Z.
    Reduced-Fat Pecan-Oat Bars Created by Stephanie Z.
  5. Stephanie Z.
    This is a low-fat version of Maryland Jim's Recipe #136125, posted for ZWT3's Cooking Lighter challenge. Hope that you enjoy it!
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