These Raspberry Oatmeal Bars are the perfect way to start your day! Made with wholesome ingredients like oats and raspberries, these bars are a delicious breakfast or snack. You won’t have to worry about feeling guilty after indulging in one of these tasty treats. You can feel good about eating them any time of day.
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Raspberry Oat Bars
Skinny oatmeal Bars with raspberry filling are perfect for those mornings when you need something to get your day started. They’re made with whole grains and fruit, so they’ll keep you feeling full all morning long. These bars are the perfect way to start your day off right – whether it’s at home or on-the-go. You can even freeze them ahead of time so that you always have a healthy snack ready to go in the fridge! With their low calorie count and delicious taste, these raspberry oatmeal bars will satisfy any craving without breaking the bank.
How to store these oatmeal bars
Oatmeal Bars will stay fresh and flavorful for about 2-3 days if stored in an air tight container. For best results, place them in a refrigerator or freezer after they have cooled. Just remove them from the fridge about 10 minutes before you’re ready to eat one so that they can soften up.
How long do Fruit Oatmeal Bars last
Fruit bars are best when stored in an airtight container at room temperature or refrigerated. The raspberry filling might migrate into the rest of the bar if left out too long. If this happens, just push it back down into the crust mixture and try to smooth it over as much as possible to cover any holes, if you are worried about them looking pretty. Otherwise, just eat like normal.
Can these homemade Raspberry Granola Bars be frozen
Raspberry Oatmeal Bars are best when eaten within a few days of being made. These freeze very well. The bars can be frozen for up to 2 months and thawed in the refrigerator. Allow the fruit granola bars to cool completely (this takes 45 minutes in the fridge). Once they’re cool, wrap them individually in plastic wrap or a cooling mat and stick them in a freezer bag. They will last about 2 months frozen, but who can wait that long?
How to Thaw Fruit Bars
To thaw out them, just allow them to sit on your counter until they reach room temperature – this could take as little as 30 minutes if its not too hot out or as much as an hour if it’s very warm in your home when you take them out of the freezer. You can also microwave Raspberry Oatmeal Bars for 10 seconds at a time until soft enough to eat.
How to make extra skinnytaste dessert bars for later
If you are like me, you want to keep these bars on hand all the time for easy snacks or a simple grab and go breakfast. Divide the finished bars and store them in an airtight container or double the recipe and freeze half.
Do I need Fresh or Frozen Raspberries for this recipe
You can use either fresh or frozen raspberries in this recipe. If you are using frozen, just be sure to let them thaw completely and then dry them well.
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Variations and substitutions for Oatmeal Fruit Bar Recipe
There are many ways that you change up these oatmeal fruit bars. Some easy variations are adding dried cranberries, almonds or even coconut to the top instead of the Raspberry jam in the center. You can also vary the fruit – I’m thinking peaches and apples would be amazing with this crust as well! If Raspberry isn’t your thing. Blackberry seems like a natural fit for an oatmeal bar recipe too. Sugar free chocolate chips, or dark chocolate chips, would be a great addition. You can even use sugar free white chocolate chips too.
How to make oatmeal fruit bar recipe with brown sugar
Brown Sugar has a delightfully warm flavor, but it also gives baked goods a chewier texture that any granulated sugar will. However, when substituting brown sugar for white sugar in recipes like this one, your baking time may vary slightly. In general, you’ll want to reduce your oven temperature by 25 degrees Farenheit if using brown sugar. This will also change the calorie count. You can use a brown sugar baking substitute to keep it about the same, just make sure it is a sugar substitute that is 0 points and it does not do a half and half mixture. If it is, just recalculate the points. If you use anything other than a typical one to one sweetener, just be sure to make sure it is not too sweet.
How Many Points in Baked Oatmeal Bars on Weight Watchers
These bars are made with lite butter and sugar substitute. When you follow the recipe, you will get 16 bars. You can cut them larger or smaller. You can also easily cut them into 24 bars, which gives you more for the recipe and will also reduce the amount of points per bar. Since I want to biggest oat bar I can get for minimal points, I like to cut mine into 16. I will include points for cutting these into 12, 16 servings and 24 servings.
- Purple- 4 points
- Blue– 5 points
- Green-5 points
- Purple– 3 points
- Blue– 4 points
- Green – 4 points
- Purple– 2 points
- Blue– 3 points
- Green– 3 points
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- old-fashioned oats
- all purpose flour
- lite unsalted butter
- vanilla extract
- sugar substitute
- raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- lemon juice
- corn starch
How to Make Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and gather the ingredients.
Place flour and the oats in a bowl with the cinnamon, butter, salt, vanilla and the sugar substitute. Using a mix, combine for 1 minute on low.
Scrape the bowl down and mix it again on medium for 2 minutes.
Take 2/3 of the oat mixture and spread it into a 9 *13 inch baking dish. Press it down to form the crust. Set the rest aside to use as the topping.
Make the filling by combining raspberries, sugar substitute, lemon juice and corn starch together until it is uniform.
Spread the filling over the crust.
Add the topping over the filling.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
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Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 5 tablespoon lite unsalted butter softened
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup sugar substitute
- 4 cups raspberries fresh or frozen
- ⅓ cup sugar substitute
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- ⅓ cup corn starch
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and gather the ingredients.
- Place flour and the oats in a bowl with the cinnamon, butter, salt, vanilla and the sugar substitute. Using a mix, combine for 1 minute on low.
- Scrape the bowl down and mix it again on medium for 2 minutes.
- Take 2/3 of the oat mixture and spread it into a 9 *13 inch baking dish. Press it down to form the crust. Set the rest aside to use as the topping.
- Make the filling by combining raspberries, sugar substitute, lemon juice and corn starch together until it is uniform.
- Spread the filling over the crust.
- Add the topping over the filling.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.