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Cherry Orange Oatmeal Outdoors Bars
Serves 12 Source: Whole foods Market
Having a quick energy snack ready when you’re on the go–whether on a hike or a road trip, at camp or at work–is helpful to keep hunger and your mood in check.
Natural spray oil for pan
3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1/3 cup smooth almond butter
1 cup dried sour cherries, or a mix of cherries and raisins
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup honey
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 egg whites
2 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray an 8-inch square pan with oil; set aside. Mix together oats, almond butter, cherries, orange juice, honey, nutmeg, salt and egg whites in a bowl; press firmly into pan. Bake until golden brown around the edges, about 35 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, sprinkle flaxseed over the top, let cool completely, cut into bars and serve.
Per serving (about 2oz/66g-wt.): 200 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 32g total carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 13g sugar), 7g protein