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Maple Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Molly Fitzsimons/Big Leo Productions
Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 25 mins
Yield Makes 24 servings (serving size: 1 square)
A perfect make-ahead breakfast treat, these maple date-nut oatmeal squares can feed a crowd or be frozen for another day. Serve with hot coffee or juice.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 152
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 1 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 132 mg
  • calcium 31 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring slowly with a wooden spoon until well combined.

  3. Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, and spread evenly.

  4. Bake 25 minutes or until just golden brown around edges. Cool and cut into squares.