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Help with a Date Bar Mission
      11/18/03 10:06 AM

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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 !!!!

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?

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* Help with a Date Bar Mission *Melissa* 11/18/03 10:06 AM
. * Re: Help with a Date Bar Mission Shanna   11/19/03 06:18 AM
. * Re: Help with a Date Bar Mission Jennifer Rose   11/19/03 08:54 AM
. * Re: Help with a Date Bar Mission Shanna   11/19/03 11:22 AM
. * Re: Help with a Date Bar Mission HeatherAdministrator   11/18/03 12:31 PM

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