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Heavenly Oat Squares with Greek Yogurt and Pecans

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Prepare Pan: Spray a square pan with cooking spray and line it with foil, making sure to lightly spray the foil with oil.
  3. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, chopped pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Prepare Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together plain Greek yogurt, eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, shredded carrots, and raisins until well combined.
  5. Combine Mixtures: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until everything is well combined.
  6. Transfer to Pan: Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading it evenly.
  7. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool: Allow the oat squares to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  9. Transfer and Cut: Carefully lift the foil from the pan and transfer the oat square onto a cutting board. Cut into squares or bars of your desired size.
  10. Serve: Allow the squares to cool completely before serving. Enjoy your high-protein oat squares with a delightful crunch of pecans!

Nutritional Information (per serving, assuming 10 servings):

  • Calories: Approximately 160 kcal
  • Total Fat: 7g
    • Saturated Fat: 1g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 3g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 35mg
  • Sodium: 120mg
  • Potassium: 130mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 21g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3g
    • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 5g

Note: Nutritional information is approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes. Adjust quantities based on your dietary needs and preferences.