Fruit and nut breakfast squares

  • Time cooking time: 30 to 35 minutes
  • Yield Makes 16

Ingredients

    3/4 cup coarsely chopped dried apricots
    3/4 cup dried cranberries
    1 cup whole wheat flour
    3/4 cup all purpose flour
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/3 cup white sugar
    1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup toasted walnut pieces
    3/4 cup toasted and coarsely chopped slivered almonds
    1 1/4 cups fat-free plain yogurt
    1/4 cup canola oil
    2 eggs
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla
    1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange peel

Preparation

    Combine apricots and cranberries. Pour enough boiling water over to cover fruit. Let stand for one minute. Drain well and spread on paper towel to dry.
    Mix whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, brown sugar, white sugar, oats, baking soda and salt. Stir in walnuts and almonds. Whisk yogurt and oil, eggs, vanilla and orange peel. Stir in apricots and cranberries. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Grease and flour an 11 x 7 inch cake pan. Fold cranberry mixture into dry ingredients just until moistened. Spread mixture into pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center.
    Cool on a rack; cut into squares using a serrated knife. Wrap tightly and store in a cool place for up to 2 to 3 days. Bars may be wrapped individually and frozen for up to one month.
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