Fruit and Nuts Bars Recipe

Looking for an easy Fruit and Nuts Bars recipe? Learn how to make Fruit and Nuts Bars using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kosherbeef

Makes 12 servings



hese Fruit and Nut Bars are decidedly different from the other bars and squares on the site. Crisp and crunchy in texture, they are full of dried fruits and nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, or hazelnuts), that are held together with a batter that contains no butter or oil. These would make a healthy to-go breakfast, or would be perfect to take along on your next picnic or hike.

Recipe Ingredients for Fruit and Nuts Bars

1/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 1/2 cup pitted dates, cut into quarters
1 cup dried apricots, cut into bite size pieces
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Fruit and Nuts Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C) and place the rack in the center of the oven. Have ready an 8 x 8 inch (20 x 20 cm) square baking pan that has been lined across the bottom and up the two opposite sides with aluminum foil. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in the brown sugar, walnuts, and dried fruit. Use your fingers to make sure that all the fruit and nuts have been coated with the flour mixture.

  3. In a separate bowl, beat (with a wire whisk or hand mixer) the egg and vanilla until light colored and thick (this will take several minutes). Add the egg mixture to the fruit and nut mixture and mix until all the fruit and nut pieces are coated with the batter. Spread into the prepared pan, pressing to even it out.

  4. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes, or until the batter is golden brown and has pulled away from the sides of the pan. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. When cooled, lift the bars from the pan by the edges of the aluminum foil. Use a sharp knife to cut into 16 squares.

  5. Can be stored for about 10 days at room temperature or longer if refrigerated.

Categories

Brunch

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 66.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
202
Calories from Fat
88
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.8g
15%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
18mg
6%
Sodium
70mg
3%
Potassium
293mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
26.8g
9%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
19.5g
Protein
5.3g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 3% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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