Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

In the fall, we always look for fall-type recipes to share. My husband’s favorite cookie is Oatmeal Raisin so I thought to try and make him a low(er) fat version of an Oatmeal Cream Bar. So I made a batch of these Cranberry Oatmeal Bars with a recipe I found online from Cooking Light Magazine which I modified slightly to work with the ingredients I already had on hand in my pantry.

Cranberry Oatmeal Bars have just the right amount of sweetness to satisfy your craving! | |

These oatmeal bars are moist and chewy. They are well-balanced between the sweetness from the brown sugar and the tartness of the cranberries.

I think my husband ate almost the entire batch over the next two days. I did manage to save one for myself and I must confess that they were pretty darn tasty. I’m thinking that next time I will add a handful of toasted walnuts for another layer of both texture and flavors to these already outstanding Cranberry Oatmeal Bars. 

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Cranberry Oatmeal Bars

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
Cranberry Oatmeal Bars with Flax Seed combine oats and cranberries in a taste packed bar that is sure to please any oatmeal lover.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Bars
Calories 205 kcal



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice , pineapple juice, fresh lemon juice or water
  • Cooking spray


  • 1 1/3 cups dried cranberries (about 6 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract [paid link]
  • 1 large egg white , lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • To prepare crust, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; leveling it off with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk [paid link]. Drizzle butter and juice over flour mixture, stirring until moistened (mixture will be crumbly). Reserve 1/2 cup oat mixture. Press remaining oat mixture into the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • To prepare filling, combine cranberries, yogurt, granulated sugar, and remaining ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Spread cranberry mixture over prepared crust; sprinkle reserved oat mixture evenly over filling.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.


If you substitute plain yogurt for the Greek yogurt, add another tablespoon of flour to your filling mixture.If you want, these go well with flax seed or ground flax. Add 2 Tbsp into the crust keeping the rest of the recipe as written.


Serving: 1bar (78g)Calories: 205kcalCarbohydrates: 30.6gProtein: 4.4gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 130mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 15.9g
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