Yogurt Fruit Bars

From the American Diabetes Association. Wonderful and healthy to-go breakfast for kids and adults! Freeze well in individual portions.Made these for my new sugar free diet. I followed directions exactly, and used dried apple and cranberry pieces. I didn't have it in the oven long -less than 30 min and they were already way too browned. They were overdone and dry, with a bland flouriness to them. I may try this again, with less cooking time, maybe more applesauce and some oatmeal, and some protein powder. We did eat them for breakfasts, but were not crazy about them.This is a great starter recipe or idea recipe as I call it. There are a lot of ways to change it and make it your own. I found it got a little too fluffy so next time I will half the soda and powder. This had a great taste and I can't wait to try different combinations of fruits! I'm already thinking of playing with the flour too maybe making it half oat flour - yum! I kept half fresh and froze half, I can see myself making several batches at a time to freeze!I'll have to try these again another time and try to rate them higher. My main issue with these is that the recipe said to bake for 45-50 minutes. I checked on mine after 27 minutes and they were quite brown. Thus they ended up being quite dry whereas I had anticipated them being moist like other reviewers had described. I made these exactly as described using a tropical fruit mix, which was perfect since they came in small bits that worked out very nicely. I omitted the nuts since my kids don't really like nuts in their baked goods. They were okay straight from the oven, but I tossed the leftovers because they were just too dry.

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  • Prep
    10 mins
  • Cook
    45 mins
  • Serve in
    55 mins

Ingredients

  •   1 1⁄2 cups whole wheat flour
  •   1 teaspoon baking soda
  •   1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  •   1 teaspoon cinnamon
  •   1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
  •   1 (6 ounce) package mixed dried fruit, coarsely chopped
  •   1⁄3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  •   1 cup plain fat-free yogurt or 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  •   1 large egg
  •   1⁄4 cup apple juice concentrate
  •   2 tablespoons oil
  •   nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

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