Allergy Safe Recipes

2 cups rolled oats, uncooked
1 - 1/2 cups oat flour*
1 cup (packed) currants, raisins, chopped prunes, or other dried fruit**
1 cup apple juice, or variations below
1/4 cup white or brown sugar (can be omitted, see variations below)
1/2 tsp. cinnamon, to taste
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sesame seeds or small nut pieces

Preheat oven to 375 (F). Grease a 9 inch by 13 inch pan, or two 8 inch by 8 inch pans. Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix well. It should be moist enough to form a ball, without extra liquid. Put mixture in prepared pan(s) and spread evenly. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cut into squares while still hot. Wait until the bars cool before trying to remove them from the pan.

Replace apple juice with 1) orange juice 2) a mixture of 1/4 cup molasses and 3/4 cup water 3) 1/4 cup molasses, 2 tablespoons dark rum or flavoring, enough water to make one cup. If you want to up the molasses a bit, you can omit the sugar in the recipe.

*You can make oat flour by putting rolled oats into a blender or food processor and pulverizing them.

**if the fruit is hard, soak it with a bit of water before adding to the mixture. The fruit doesn't soften much in baking. With variation 3, you can use a bit of rum or other flavoring in the soaking water.

Copyright 1997-1998, Eileen Kupstas Soo. Use and copying of this information are permitted as long as (1) no fees or compensation are charged for use, copies or access to this information, and (2) this copyright notice is included intact. -- CST Approved.

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