Thursday, April 03, 2008

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

I have been craving for oatmeal cookies for the past few days now and I don't want to bake the traditional oatmeal cookies. I wanted to bake something healthier or at least that's what I like to think 0f :) So I went through my baking pantry to see what healthy ingredients I can find to make the healthy bars. The outcome was good. The bar wasn’t too sweet and it’s just nice with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients :

1 cup of white wholewheat flour or flour
1 1/4 cups of quick-cooking oats
2 tbsp of honey
1/2 tsp of salt
6 tbsp of melted butter
1 cup of low sugar strawberry preserves (you can used the regular ones)
1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut flaked

1) Prepare an 8" x 8" square pan and line it with aluminium foil. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F.
2) In a bowl combine wholewheat flour, oats and salt.
3) Mix the honey into the melted butter and pour it into the flour mixture. Stir until crumbly. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture.
4) Press the remaining crumb evenly into the pan. Spread the strawberry preserves over the crust.
5) Combine coconut with the reserved crumb mixture and sprinkle over the preserves.
6) Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool and cut into bars.


Yatie_T said...

Wow Gert,
It looks very easy to make. Looks good too. Thanks for posting this recipe.
p/s: check your other blog under "cute handicraft".

Yee said...

Gert, that cup and saucer set in the picture is very nice. Where did you find it? Love it. I'm going to get off my butt and bake those bars, becos they look very good and I have all the ingredients..yay!

Little Corner of Mine said...

I also love your cup and saucer set, real nice. :) Your strawberry oatmeal bars look delicious! Love the color!

Beachlover said...

wow! Gert,your bar look so shinny.I never attempt to eat any bar..hmmmm..maybe I should bake one of these one day..

Beachlover said...

wow! Gert,your bar look so shinny.I never attempt to eat any bar..hmmmm..maybe I should bake one of these one day..

Zue Murphy said...

Ya. The oatmeal bar look delicious. That is a nice set of cup and saucer.

Cat Cat said...

Oh wow... didn't know we can made cereal bars at home.. YUM.. Better and healtheir without preservative, kan..??

ICook4Fun said...

Yatie, thank you for the link. Will check it out :) Are you going to make this and post it in your blog ?

Louisa, I found this cup and saucer at TJ Max. Hope you like the bars :)

LCOM, you too like the cup and saucer :) :) Look like we had very similar taste :)

Lesley, you will be so busy when you come home :)

Zue, thank you.

Cat, this is not exactly a cereal bars. I will be posting the real healthy cereal bars soon for you.

chriesi said...

I have just browsed through your blog and I wanted to tell you that it is a lot inspiring!

Aiyah Nonya said...

I tried making cereal bars once and it did not turn out as good as yours.
Btw the china ware in the second picture is nice. Family heirloom ???

Anonymous said...

Wah this one looks good and it looks like those granola bars.

ICook4Fun said...

Chriesi, thank you for your kind comment. Hope you don't mind that I link you :)

Nonya, no lah. The cup and saucer is not any kind of heirloom :) I bought it from the store :) :)

Sue, it taste more like cookies. I am going to make some granola bras soon.