Lemon Apricot Oatmeal Bars

Introducing Big Horn’s Lemon Apricot Oatmeal Bars –crafted with care using wholesome ingredients, these bars redefine the meaning of guilt-free indulgence!

Packed with rolled oats, wheat germ, and ground flaxseed, each bite offers a hearty dose of fiber and essential nutrients to keep you feeling satisfied and energized throughout the day. The addition of dried apricots brings a natural sweetness and a burst of fruity flavor, while whole wheat pastry flour ensures a wholesome foundation.

But what truly sets these bars apart is the infusion of our signature Lemon Olive Oil, adding a zesty kick that perfectly complements the subtle sweetness of apricots. This unexpected twist elevates the flavor profile.

Moreover, these bars are sweetened with local honey, providing a natural source of sweetness without the need for refined sugars. Plus, with just a touch of brown sugar for that perfect hint of caramelization, you can indulge with confidence, knowing that you’re treating yourself to a treat that’s both delicious and nutritious.

Whether you enjoy them as a quick breakfast on the go, a satisfying snack between meals, or a guilt-free dessert option, Big Horn’s Lemon Apricot Oatmeal Bars are sure to become a staple in your kitchen. So, savor the goodness of wholesome ingredients and vibrant flavors with every bite – because being healthy has never tasted this good!

Ingredients:

(Makes 16 bars)

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 -cup wheat germ
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat pastry flour
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 1 tbsp local honey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1⁄2 cup Big Horn Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, sift together oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, flaxseeds, cinnamon, flour, and salt. Add in honey, egg, olive oil, and vanilla extract and stir until mixture is fully incorporated. 

Step 3: Lightly grease an 8×8 square baking pan. Using the back of a large spoon (or clean fingers), press mixture into a square mold, roughly 1 inch thick.

Step 4: Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the top is slightly golden; careful not to over bake as bars will become very dry. 

Step 5: Once bars have cooled, slice into 16 even squares and wrap individually in BPA- free saran wrap or foil. Store in a cool cupboard or fridge. Great to take on the go or for a nutritious dessert!