Maple Date-Nut Oatmeal Breakfast Squares

maple-date-nut Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Molly Fitzsimons/Big Leo Productions


  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl, stirring slowly with a wooden spoon until well combined.

3. Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Pour batter into pan, and spread evenly.

4. Bake 25 minutes or until just golden brown around edges. Cool and cut into squares.

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  • A perfect make-ahead breakfast treat, these maple date-nut oatmeal squares can feed a crowd or be frozen for another day. Serve with hot coffee or juice.
  • Yield: Makes 24 servings (serving size: 1 square)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 152
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 1g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 28g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 13mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 132mg
Calcium per serving: 31mg