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Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

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Nobody can ever seem to get enough of these bars when I make them. They're very fast to make, too.

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  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 13.4 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 11x7 inch baking pan.
  2. Pour melted butter into a mixing bowl, and beat in the egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice together in a separate mixing bowl. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture until thoroughly blended. Mix in the cranberries, pecans, and oats until evenly blended. Press mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven until top is dry and edges slightly pull away from the sides of the pan, 13 to 15 minutes. Cool before cutting into squares.
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I looooooooove cranberries, so this was great. Changed a few things. Didn't have the pie spice, pecans or egg, so I added a bit more cinnamon, chopped up an apple to add to the mix, and used egg beaters. Also drizzled the top with honey and put it in an 8x8 pan. Increased the bake time to 20-25 minutes so the middle would cook. Found that with the addition of the apples it was awesomely sweet (just right for my taste). However, I have some friends doing Weight Watchers and plan to try some adjustments next time for them. Will try applesauce instead of butter, honey instead of sugar (and lessen the amount since I'm adding apples), and leave the peels on the apples (and add another half an apple) to add even more of a fiber kick. Think they will love it as much as I did! Great recipe. :)


It was a nice recipe. A good alternative to cookie/brownies. I made 2 batches, 1 as directed, the other I substituted honey (and a dash of molasses) for the sugar and unsweetened applesauce for the butter. That second batch was slightly fluffier, moist and chewy, not crumby at all (the first was). i did omit the nutmeg and pie spice on both. I will try again with even less honey and banana chips, chocolate chips instead of cranberries/nuts. Healthier option than breakfast bars for the kids.


Fantastic recipe! Very easy! I added an extra egg and increase baking soda, baking powder and salt to 1/2 teaspoon. The bars came out more cake-like. It was a great late night snack for me and the husband!