Only a little reduced-fat margarine and oil are needed for the dough. Dates are added for natural sweetness, and walnuts and sunflower seeds provide extra texture. The result is both nutritious and delicious.
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Number of Servings: 16
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
You Will Need
2 tablespoons reduced-fat margarine spread
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
Zest of 1 orange
2 tablespoons orange juice
1/3 cup dried pitted dates, chopped
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
What to Do
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Coat a 9 x 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
2. Place the margarine, oil, sugar, honey, and orange zest and juice in a medium saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring until the margarine has melted. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the dates and walnuts. Add the oats, making sure they are evenly coated with the margarine mixture.
3. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan, pressing it down firmly and evenly. Sprinkle the sunflower seeds over the top and press down lightly to embed the seeds in the surface.
4. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely in the pan. When cool, turn the bars out onto a cutting board and slice into 16 bars. The bars can be kept in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Per serving (1 bar): calories 103, fat 4 g, saturated fat 0 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 12 mg, carbohydrate 16 g, fiber 2 g, sugars 8 g, protein 2 g
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.