Chewy Fruit and Oatmeal Bars


3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 (8 ounce) container low-fat vanilla yogurt (or plain)
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons nonfat milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 cups oats (quick or old fashioned)
1 cup diced dried mixed fruit (or raisins or dried cranberries)


Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl combine sugars, yogurt,egg whites, oil, milk and vanilla; mix well. In medium bowl combine flour baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet mix; mix well. Stir in oats and dried fruit. Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 13×9 baking pan. Bake 28-32 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered.

Easy Home Cooking Magazine, via


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