Nyx Wolfwalker (nyxks) wrote in diabeticcooking,
Nyx Wolfwalker

RECIPE: Spicy Oat Bars

Spicy Oat Bars

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp salt
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup stick margarine, softened
1 egg
1 Tbsp low-fat (1%) milk
1/3 cup baking raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, oats, baking soda, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, combine the sugar and margarine. Blend in the egg and milk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the margarine mixture in thirds, and blend until smooth, 2 minutes. Stir in the raisins.

4. Spread in the baking pan and bake until the edges just start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 12 minutes. Cool completely and cut into 9 bars.

Exchanges Per Serving: 1-1/2 Carbohydrate, 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories 143
Calories from Fat 54
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 171 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 12 g
Protein 2 g

Number of Servings: 9
Serving Size: 1 bar

The blend of spices and raisins gives these bars a delectable flavor without a lot of added sugar. Decreasing the sugar can leave cookies less moist, so we've used baking raisins to help make the bars moist and chewy. Find them in a box right next to the other raisins in the grocrey store.

From "ADA Cookbooks" American Diabetes Association
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