Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

October 24, 2012

These tasty twists on muesli bars make the perfect mid-afternoon snack for both you and the kids – made with healthy Greek yoghurt, they’re low in fat but highly in chewy, fruit flavour.


3/4 cup Greek yoghurt

1 cup plain flour

1 cup quick-cooking oats

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ t ground cinnamon

¼ t baking soda

Pinch of salt

3 T unsalted butter, melted

3 T vegetable or olive oil

3 T orange juice

½ cup caster sugar

2 T plain flour

1 large egg white

1 ? cup dried cranberries

Zest of ½ orange


1. Preheat oven to 160°C. Lightly coat a 24x12cm baking tray with cooking spray.

2. Whisk together flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a small bowl whisk together butter, oil and orange juice. Add juice mixture to flour mixture, stirring until crumbly. Reserve ½ cup of mixture for later. Press rest of mixture into tray and up sides, using bottom of a measuring cup to even out crust.

3. Whisk yoghurt, sugar, flour and egg white in a medium bowl. Stir in cranberries and orange zest. Spread over crust in even layer. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture on top.

4. Bake until edges are golden-brown, 30-40 minutes. Cool completely and slice into bars. Store in an airtight container.

What’s your favourite mid-afternoon snack?

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