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Cherry Oatmeal Flaxseed Bars

I’ve been recently intrigued with flaxseed. Relatively unnoticeable with just a hint of a nutty flavor, these little powerhouses are packed with omega-3s, antioxidant lignans and everyone’s favorite, fiber. I’ve been trying to work them into more dishes and figured they would be pretty discreet in these easy bars. With fruit and two whole grains, it’s almost like they become a health food…right? Ok, not quite but it can’t hurt!

Cherry Oatmeal Flaxseed Bars
makes 16 bars
3/4 C butter, softened
1/4 C sugar
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp almond extract
1 egg
1 C flour
1 Tbsp ground (milled) flaxseed
1 C heaping, dried cherries
2 C rolled oats

In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in almond extract, salt and egg. Lightly beat in flour and flaxseed. Use a spatula to fold in oats and cherries.

Line a 9×9 glass baking pan with parchment paper and grease lightly with butter. Transfer batter into pan, smoothing out so that batter is evenly dispersed. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely.



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