Healthy Recipes: Quick and Easy Breakfast Oat Squares

Oat Squares

These oat squares are a great breakfast on the go or snack. Add an apple, orange or any fruit you like and you’re ready to start your day.


4 cups rolled oats
½ cup sunflower seeds or chopped nuts
½ cup raisins or any small or chopped dried fruit
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 cup non-fat milk
2 Tbs. canola oil plus more for oiling the dish
2 cups unsweetened applesauce

• Preheat the oven to 325°F.
• In a medium bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, oil and applesauce. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and mix together.
• Lightly oil a 9×13-inch baking dish. Pour the mixture in the prepared baking dish and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until the oatmeal is browned on top and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cut into 12 squares.

Nutrition Information:
Per Serving—
Calories: 250
Sodium: 120 mg
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
Carbohydrates: 39 g
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 4 g

Oat Squares

6 Replies to “Healthy Recipes: Quick and Easy Breakfast Oat Squares”

  1. Please, no recipes with canola oil! Ditto sugar.
    Substitute coconut oil and non-harmful sweeteners like Stevia, Xylitol, or at least Rappadura, or Maple Syrup, etc. You are supposed to be a source for healthful Nutrition that your readers can count on.

    1. From the Nutrition Action Healthletter: We are aware that frightening information about canola oil has been circulating since about 2000. We believe canola oil to be perfectly safe and have not seen any good research providing evidence otherwise.

      As for coconut oil, its benefits are exaggerated. See:

      Coconut oil and heart disease
      Coconut oil and weight

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