Maple Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

Maple Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares Recipe
Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Molly Fitzsimons/Big Leo Productions
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.


Makes 24 servings (serving size: 1 square)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 25 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.