Apricot-Oatmeal Bars

Apricot-Oatmeal Bars


  • 1 Cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 Cup Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 Cup Cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 Cup Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup Cup apple or cranberry juice
  • 10 oz apricot preserves preferably all-fruit


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil an 8 by 12-inch baking dish or coat it with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, work together oats, flour, brown sugar, salt and baking soda with your fingertips until no lumps of brown sugar remain.
  • Drizzle oil and fruit juice over the oats and mix in with your fingertips until evenly moistened and crumbly.
  • Set aside 1/2 cup for the topping; press the remainder evenly in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Spread apricot preserves over the top. Sprinkle with the reserved oat topping.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until golden. Let cool in the baking dish on a rack. Cut into 15 bars. Store at room temperature in an airtight container. Makes 15 bars.


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