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Strawberry-Apricot-Oat Squares

Strawberry-Apricot-Oat Squares
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 16
This crunchy fruit and oats layered bar is baked easily made using Gold Medal® whole wheat flour delicious anytime dessert.
Updated July 11, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
40
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1/2g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
135mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
27g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
17g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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