Quote: My mission right now is to find a (really) low fat recipe for oatmeal date bars. Found one that was Weight Watchers (see below) but still uses to much fat for me. Any suggestions before I make a million batches that are so bad I have to throw them out to the birds?
How'd we get off on this subject?
This obviously needs to be on the recipe board not here.
Before IBS I was ready to turn my kitchen into a closet !!!!
Kandee --------------------- Oatmeal-Date Bars From Weight Watchers Magazine, January/February 1998
1 1/2 cups chopped dates 3/4 cup water 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (my thinking is this is a bit much for our IBS type tummies) 1/3 cup stick margarine, softened 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup regular oats 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt nonstick cooking spray 1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Combine dates, water, and lemon juice in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; set aside.
3. Cream margarine. Gradually add brown sugar, beating at medium speed of a mixer until light and fluffy. Add vanilla; beat well. Combine oats and next 3 ingredients; stir well. Add oat mixture to creamed mixture, stirring until mixture resembles coarse meal.
4. Press 2 cups oat mixture evenly into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray; set remaining oat mixture aside. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Yield: 16 bars (serving size: 1 bar).
Note: Store remaining bars into an airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.
Per serving: CAL159 (24 % from fat); PRO 2 g; FAT 4.3 g (SAT 0.8 g); CARB 29.7 g; FIB 2.3 g; CHOL 0 mg; IRON 0.9 mg; SOD 92 mg; CALC 19 mg.
The lemon juice should be okay.
Do you think replacing the margarine with canola oil will work? And if you want even less, just cut it back?