Healthy Living, Recipes on July 1, 2011 by

Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars

This recipe was shared with us by Doug Carr, one of our sponsored triathletes. I asked him to share this with you because a) they sound absolutely scrumptious and b) they look like the perfect fuel for on the go. Enjoy!

Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars

  • 1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Flour
  • 1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Organic Thick Rolled Oats
  • 1 cup packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 3/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped Almonds

Preheat oven 375°F degrees

Stir together flour, oats, brown sugar and soda. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Pat firmly, 2/3 of the crumbs, in the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Spread with hot filling. Sprinkle evenly with chopped almonds. Top with remaining crumb mixture.

Smooth and pat very gently. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until top is just starting to get golden brown. Cool well on a wire rack.

Cut into bars. Makes 20 to 25. Optional icing may be added after well cooled.


  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Corn Starch
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 cups Raisins, (or any dried fruit diced to raisin size)

In a saucepan combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in fruit and water, cook and stir until bubbly.


If you pat the first crumbs into the pan real well, spreading the filling will be much easier. This recipe works well with any dried fruit filling. My favorite is the Trader Joe’s, Golden Berry Blend with Raisins, Cherries, Cranberries and Blueberries. If you use something like dried apricots just make sure they are diced to about raisin size. This is a treat my run group loves with post-run coffee, when you want something tasty but not overly sweet. They disappear quickly!



Sandy says:

Love the sounds of this recipe, could Honey be used instead of brown sugar? What would the amount be?

We recommend using coconut sugar if you are exchanging the brown sugar with another ingredient. Honey would add too much liquid to the recipe.

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