Apricot Oat Bars

Apricot Oat Bars
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Prep Time
12 min
Cook Time
34 min
Total Time
1 hr 36 min
Prep Time
12 min
Cook Time
34 min
Total Time
1 hr 36 min
Ingredients
  1. Vegetable oil cooking spray
  2. Filling
  3. 1 (13-ounce) jar apricot jam or preserves (about 1 1/4 cups)
  4. 8 dried apricots, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1/3 cup)
  5. Crust
  6. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 packed cup light brown sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  10. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  11. 1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
  12. 1 cup (4 ounces) coarsely chopped walnuts
  13. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  14. 1 egg, at room temperature, beaten
  15. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 13 by 2-inch metal baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray. Line the bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with vegetable oil cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Filling: In a small bowl, mix together the jam and the apricots. Set aside.
  3. Crust: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Stir in the oats and walnuts. Add the butter, egg and vanilla and stir until incorporated.
  4. Using a fork or clean fingers, lightly press half of the crust mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Using a spatula, spread the filling over the crust leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge of the pan. Cover the filling with the remaining crust mixture and gently press to flatten. Bake until light golden, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 1 hour. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
Notes
  1. Per Bar: Calories: 232; Total Fat: 11 grams; Saturated Fat: 5 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 31 grams; Sugar: 16 grams; Fiber: 1 gram; Cholesterol: 28 milligrams; Sodium: 112 milligrams
  2. Total time includes one hour inactive time
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