Cranberry Oatmeal Crumb Bars

Moist and chewy cranberry bars with vanilla, nutty oats, and citrus-y orange zest. The perfect workout snack!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Author Whole and Heavenly Oven

Ingredients

  • Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup safflower oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice

Filling

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 cups dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  2. 2. Prepare the crust: In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, coconut sugar, salt, baking soda,and cinnamon. Transfer to a food processor. Add vanilla, oil, and orange juice. Pulse several times until mixture is crumbly. Set aside 3/4 cup of crumbs for topping, press remaining crumbs in prepared pan.
  3. 3. Prepare the filling: In a small bowl, combine sour cream, coconut sugar, flour, vanilla, orange rind, and egg white. Stir in dried cranberries until smooth. Spread filling evenly over crust and sprinkle with reserved crumbs for topping.
  4. 4. Bake bars in preheated oven for 40 minutes or until golden. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Chill 20 minutes before cutting into bars.
  5. Yield: 1 dozen bars.
  6. Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Eat Yourself Skinny