Healthy oatmeal cookies? Yep. Oatmeal Fruit Bar Cookies are a cross between a bar cookie and a granola bar. They are super-easy to make!
In fact, you may find that these are so simple and so good that you don’t buy granola bars anymore, but bake these instead.
And they’re healthier than your average cookie, too, since most of the sweetness is from honey and dried fruit (with just a bit of brown sugar thrown into the mix). They’re great for breakfast, too!
Don’t buy dried fruit for this recipe unless you want to. Instead, take a look in your pantry and use any of the dried fruits and nuts that are already there, like raisins, dried cranberries, apricots, dates, plums, apples, or others.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 18-20 minutes
Makes about 24 bars
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) butter or margarine, softened
½ cup honey
1/3 cup (packed) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 cups oatmeal (either rolled oats or quick oats)
1 ½ cups chopped dried fruit, any combination (raisins, dried cranberries, apricots, dates, plums, apples, or others)
½ cup chopped nuts
Special Baking Tips for Oatmeal Fruit Bar Cookies
You can substitute all or part of the all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour.
It’s best to dice the dried fruit into small pieces, no matter what types or combinations you choose to use. This way the cookies will cut more cleanly.
If you like crunchier bar cookies rather than softer bar
cookies, add an extra ¼ - ½ cup flour to the recipe and bake cookies for 20-22
minutes rather than 18-20 minutes.
See more recipe ideas on our Oatmeal Cookies Pinterest board.
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