Friday, July 24, 2009

Delicious dishes.

Raspberry Oatmeal Bars


1/2 c firmly packed light brown sugar
1 c unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 c quick-cooking oats
1/2 c non-hydrogenated, nondairy butter, softened
3/4 c raspberry (or any other fruit) preserves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly oil one 8 or 9-inch square pan on all sides.

2. In a medium-size bowl, combine the brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and rolled oats.  Add the butter and, using your hands, create a crumbly mixture.  Press two-thirds of the mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.  

3. Spread the jam to within 1/4 inch of the edge.  Sprinkle the remaining one-third of the crumb mixture over the top, and lightly press it into the jam.

4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

{Photo credit: tofutti break, who used the same recipe}


City Girl said...

SO very glad you posted this. It's totally inspiring me to see if I can make with spelt and seeing other variations out there.

Lauren said...

No problem! Let me know if you work the recipe in a way you can enjoy too!

City Girl said...

I found this online too - i'm getting all sorts of ideas on how to merge the two recipes :)

Spinning Ginny said...

How many points was that!

Lauren---you have totally inspired me to start counting points and do yoga. I need to loose weight.

You are so beautiful!

Lauren said...

Ginny--I'd say it was roughly 928391839284932 points, give or take a few. Ha. The good news is that I practiced self-control. I ate one and gifted the rest to a vegan co-worker.

I'm so glad you are getting into yoga! I know that was the biggest help in changing my life, both mentally and physically. The points counting stuff is hard but worth it. I need to get back to doing it much more strictly.

I miss you lady! Let me know if you are ever back in the DC area!