Diabetic Cooking

Plum oat bars

Preparation time: 45 minutes (includes baking time).
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Ingredients

  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups chopped fresh plums
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with vegetable cooking spray. Combine all of the ingredients except plums and granulated sugar. Pat the mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Combine plums and granulated sugar. Remove pan from oven and cover base layer with plum mixture. Bake an additional 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool and cut into 16 bars.

Yield: 16 servings. Serving size: 1 bar.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 114, Carbohydrates: 19 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 4 g, Saturated Fat: <1 g, Sodium: 36 mg, Fiber: 1 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 1.


This recipe was developed by Angie Sharp, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist at the International Diabetes Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.