Strawberry-Apricot-Oat Squares

This crunchy fruit and oats layered bar is baked easily made using Gold Medal® whole wheat flour delicious anytime dessert.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
cup Gold Medal™ whole wheat flour
1/2
cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup canola oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1/2
cup strawberry preserves
1/2
cup cut-up dried apricots
2
tablespoons oats
2
teaspoons butter

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8- or 9-inch square pan.
  • 2 In large bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup oats, the baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In medium bowl, stir brown sugar, oil, vanilla and egg with fork until smooth; stir into flour mixture until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup dough in small bowl for topping.
  • 3 Pat remaining dough in pan (if dough is sticky, spray fingers with cooking spray or lightly flour). Spread preserves over dough; sprinkle with apricots.
  • 4 Add 2 tablespoons oats and the butter to reserved dough; mix with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Drop small spoonfuls of oat mixture evenly over apricots.
  • 5 Bake 25 to 28 minutes or until top is golden and firm. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes. For squares, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

The old-fashioned oats lend a homemade appearance and texture to this fruity bar. You can make Peach-Apricot-Oat Squares by substituting 1/2 cup peach preserves for the strawberry preserves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
105mg
105%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
17g
17%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.