Healthy eating: Apple-oat squares |

Healthy eating: Apple-oat squares

Healthy Eating

Apple-oat squares

2 cups oatmeal, quick or old-fashioned

1 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup melted margarine

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon

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1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 1/3 cups applesauce

1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 375° F and grease 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine all ingredients except applesauce and nuts. When the mixture becomes crumbly, remove 1 cup of the mixture. Press remaining mixture in bottom of greased pan and bake 15 minutes; cool slightly about 10 minutes. Next, spread applesauce over partially baked crust and sprinkle with nuts. Top with the reserved oat mixture and bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool, then cut into 2-inch squares. Makes 24

Recipe provided by University of Nebraska — Lincoln Extension