Cranberry Oatmeal Bars


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Serving Size: 1 bar


  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup 100% juice (orange, pineapple, apple, or cranberry)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup margarine, softened (about 10 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly coat a 13"x 9"x 2" baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine the cranberries and juice in a microwavable bowl. Microwave on high 30 seconds. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. Beat the brown sugar and margarine together with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well blended. Beating the eggs adds lightness and volume to the bars.
  5. Gradually stir in flour mixture, mixing well.
  6. Stir in cranberry mixture and nuts if desired. Spread the dough evenly in prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the center is set. Cool completely on wire rack before cutting.


This is a great snack. Package bars in sandwich bags for take and go snacks or breakfast bars.

The quick oats are a whole grain and dried cranberries provide fruit. Try this with raisins if your family likes them.

Nutrition Facts

24 Servings Per Container
Serving Size: 1 bar

Amount Per Serving

Calories 150

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 95mg
Total Carbohydrates 23g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Total Sugars 13g
Added Sugars
Protein 2g

Vitamin D 0.1mcg
Calcium 25mg
Iron 0.8mg
Potassium 55mg

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

NA* - We are currently in the process of integrating the new FDA Nutrition Standards. Added Sugar information is not currently available for the recipe. We will be updating the information shortly.