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.

Lia Huber,


January 2007
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