Recipes and Cooking Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars Sure, you can save these Fruit-Filled Oatmeal Bars for dessert, but we like to enjoy one at breakfast, too. Try these fruit-oat bars with apricots, apple-cranberry filling, or any canned pie filling you like. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on August 14, 2017 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 20 to 25 bars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats ⅔ cup packed brown sugar ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup butter 1 recipe Apple-Cranberry Filling, Apricot Filling, Raisin Filling, or Easy Filling Apricot Filling 1 cup snipped dried apricots ¾ cup water ¼ cup sugar 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour Raisin Filling ¾ cup water 2 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoon cornstarch 1 ¼ cup golden raisins Apple-Cranberry Filling 1 cup chunky applesauce ⅔ cup dried cranberries or blueberries ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon Dash ground cloves Easy Filling 1 ½ cup bottled mincemeat or one 20-ounce can cherry or peach pie filling Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar, and baking soda. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture. Press the remaining crumb mixture into the bottom of an ungreased 9x9x2-inch or 11x7x1-1/2-inch baking pan. Spread with desired filling. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Apricot Filling In a medium saucepan combine apricots and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine sugar and flour; stir into apricot mixture. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until thickened and bubbly. Raisin Filling In a medium saucepan combine the water, sugar, and cornstarch. Add raisins. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Apple-Cranberry Filling In a medium bowl combine applesauce, cranberries, cinnamon, and cloves. Easy Filling Use bottled mincemeat or pie filling. To Store: Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 111 Calories 4g Fat 18g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 111 % Daily Value * Total Fat 4g 5% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 11mg 4% Sodium 55mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 18g 7% Total Sugars 9g Protein 1g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 115mg 2% Folate, total 4mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.