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Cherry-Oatmeal Squares

Yield: 16 squares


  • 2/3 cup  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1 cup  packed light-brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons  butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon  pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup  quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 cup  candied cherries
  • 1/4 cup  chopped walnuts
  • 1 each egg and egg white


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray; line bottom and two sides with a piece of foil, letting ends extend over sides, and coat foil with spray.

2. Sift together flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, beat egg, egg white, sugar, butter and vanilla until smooth.

3. Beat in flour mixture and oats until blended. Stir in cherries and nuts.

4. Transfer to pan and spread evenly. Bake 20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out barely clean. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

From FitnessMagazine.com