Chewy Cherry Orange Oatmeal Bars
Moist and chewy Orange Oatmeal Bars make a simple holiday dessert. Dense oatmeal and crunchy granola base with gooey coconut cherry orange topping.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 16 bars
Granola Oatmeal Crust
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup butter chilled
- ½ cup granola cereal honey and almond flavor recommended
- ¼ cup old fashioned oats
Cherry Orange Topping
- 1 large egg
- 1 egg white
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup fresh or frozen cherries thawed and chopped
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut plus extra
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar and baking soda. Cut in butter with a pastry knife or fingers until crumbled and well incorporated. Stir in granola and oats.
Press mixture into a 9x9 baking dish and bake 7-9 minutes, until slightly set. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
In a large bowl stir together egg, egg white, milk, orange zest and vanilla. Fold in cherries, cranberries and coconut.
Spread over crust and bake 30-35 more, until center barely jiggles and edges are golden.
Cool on a wire rack at least an hour before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with additional coconut as garnish.
Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.6mg