All-Natural Raspberry Streusel Bars Recipe
Cook: 30 minutes
Cool: 1 hour
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1/3 cup whipped butter
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp. Truvia spoonable no-calorie sweetener (or another natural brand that's about twice as sweet as sugar; see HG FYI)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener (or another natural brand that's about twice as sweet as sugar; see HG FYI)
1 1/2 tbsp. cornstarch or arrowroot powder
4 1/2 cups raspberries (fresh or thawed from frozen with no sugar added)
1/8 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9" X 13" baking pan with nonstick spray.
Combine dough ingredients in a large bowl. Mash and stir until uniform and crumbly.
Spread three-quarters of the dough (about 2 1/2 cups) into the baking pan, pressing firmly into an even layer.
To make the filling, in another large bowl, mix sweetener with cornstarch/arrowroot. Add raspberries and salt, and stir to coat.
Evenly pour filling over the dough in the pan. Break remaining dough into pieces, and sprinkle over the filling.
Bake until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly, 25 - 30 minutes.
Let cool completely, about 1 hour.
MAKES 12 SERVINGS
HG FYI: If using Stevia In The Raw bakers bag (or another no-calorie sweetener that’s approximately as sweet as sugar), use 1/4 cup in the dough and 1/4 cup in the filling.
Clean & Hungry Tips: Use natural whipped butter in this recipe, as well as arrowroot powder (a clean cornstarch alternative).
Fun Serving Suggestions!A la mode. Top your bar with a scoop of light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt. Mmmm...
Dessert for breakfast. Break a bar into pieces, and stir into a container of fat-free vanilla Greek yogurt. Ahhh!
PB&J style. Mix a little powdered peanut butter with water for a PB drizzle. Paired with the raspberry, it’s a great fix for the classic combo!
Chocolate topped. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave, stir well, and drizzle over your bars. Or just sprinkle the chips on top instead.
Change up the fruit. Instead of making the bars with raspberries, try blueberries, strawberries, or cherries. Yum!
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