Saturday, September 10, 2011

Maple Oatmeal Bars

Superb!   From the Confident Choices IC Cookbook.
2/3 c flour
2/3 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 c chopped almonds
1/4 c softened shortening
1/4 c softened butter
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c maple syrup
1 t vanilla
1 egg
1 c quick-cooking oats

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt;  combine with chopped almonds and set aside.  Cream together shortening, butter, and sugar.  Blend in maple syrup, vanilla and egg.  Add sifted flour and almond mixture to the batter.  Stir in oatmeal and mix well.

Spread in greased 9x9 inch cake pan.  Bake in an oven heated to 350 for 35 minutes.  Let cool slightly, cutting into squares while still warm.   Makes 12 bars.  

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