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Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe

This flourless (gluten-free) Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar recipe is soft and chewy. The bars are filled with oats and sweet dried blueberries and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. They are made with wholesome, better-for-you ingredients. Make sure to have a look at the extra info that I will provide alongside the main recipe in order to help if you run into any problems while making this delicious Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe.

Stack of Oatmeal Bars

Is Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Healthy?

Yes, The oats used in this Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe are among the healthiest grains on earth. That’s right. Oatmeal bars are gluten-free, and whole grains are jam-packed with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Old fashioned oats: Oats are the basis of these bars and are what gives them their chewy texture. Use old-fashioned oats; quick oats will make the bars too dry; steel-cut oats are too hard to soften.
  • Oat flour: There is no need to buy specialty flour when you can make oat flour with quick or old fashioned oats
  • Cinnamon: You can reduce, omit, or increase the amount of the spice depending on your tastes. It adds a nice complementary flavor to the blueberries and bars.
  • Salt: This ingredient helps bring all the flavors together in these blueberry oatmeal bars
  • Peanut butter: This ingredient provides structure and stability as well as protein to these bars. The peanut butter really makes these bars quite filling! I haven’t personally tested, but I do think creamy almond butter would work nicely in this Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar.
  • Coconut oil: Recently, this oil has become popular as a healthier alternative to butter and gives these bars a nice flavor.
  • Honey: Almost all of the honey in these bars is natural. Honey is rich in antioxidants and contains nutrients.
  • Light brown sugar: While I wanted to make these bars as naturally sweetened as possible, they would have been too wet with all honey, so we do use a little brown sugar in them-only 1/3 cup!
  • Vanilla extract: Adds a subtle flavor to the dish.
  • Egg + egg yolk: Eggs add taste, protein, and structure to these bars. Egg yolks add additional structure and flavor. The leftover egg whites make a delicious egg wrap!
  • Dried blueberries: When making this Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe, be sure to use dried blueberries instead of fresh or frozen ones. Dried blueberries can usually be found in the grocery store along with any other dried fruits and/or raisins/dried cranberries.

Can I Use Cranberries To Make Oatmeal Bar Recipe?

Yes, both fresh or frozen cranberries will work just fine in this Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe with no alterations needed. While cranberries are in season, I recommend picking up a few bags at the store and storing them in the freezer. That way, you’ll always have some on hand!

What Can I Add To My Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe?

The possibilities for delicious add-ins for this Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe are endless! Any dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, coconut shredded, chocolate chips or chocolate chunks, caramel, walnuts or pecans, and M&Ms will work!

What To Serve With Oatmeal Bar?

How To make Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe?

For the bars:

  • Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper with an overhang.
  • Using an electric blender, blend old-fashioned or quick oats until they resemble flour. Measure AFTER blending to ensure you have the right amount.
  • Combine all the ingredients except the dried blueberries in a large bowl, stir until smooth and well combined. Stir in the dried blueberries, then transfer batter to your prepared pan.
  • Bake your Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar for about 23 to 26 minutes or until set at the edges (Even though the center looks slightly wet, as long as it doesn’t jiggle, it’s done. The bars will firm up as they cool, so be careful not to overbake.)

For the vanilla drizzle:

  • Pour all of the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl, starting with 1/2 tablespoon milk. Stir briskly until a very thick glaze forms, adding more milk if necessary.
  • Transfer the glaze to a resealable plastic bag and cut off the very tip. Once the bars have cooled, drizzle the glaze over them.
Wendy's Oatmeal Bar Recipe
Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe

What goes well with Oatmeal Bar?

Best Oatmeal Bars Topping Combinations:

  • Strawberries – Bananas – Raspberries – Blackberries – Blueberries.
  • Almonds – Pecans – Walnuts – Pumpkin Seeds – Chia Seeds – Almond Butter – Peanut Butter.
  • Apricots – Cranberries – Raisins – Coconut – Cherries.

Recipe Tips

  • Line the pan with parchment paper and leave an overhang for easy removal of the bars. Without parchment, the bars will stick to the pan and be nearly impossible to remove.
  • Let the bars cool: The bars are tempting to eat straight out of the oven (and hey – you do you), but they are crumbly and slightly gooey while hot. They thicken as they cool. The glaze also gets very melty and messy if drizzled on warm bars.
  • Don’t over-bake: The bars are done when they are slightly browned on the edges; the middle and top of the bars may look a bit wet, but as long as they don’t move when gently shaken in the pan, they are done. If the bars are over-baked, they won’t be as chewy or as soft.

FAQ Section

Can you use butter instead of coconut oil to make these bars?

Yes, you can absolutely substitute butter for coconut oil in this Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar recipe.

How long do you cook Oatmeal Bars?

Cook your Oatmeal Bars in a preheated oven for 23-26 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the middle is cooked through.

Can I Freeze Oatmeal Bar leftovers?

Yes, you can store Oatmeal Bar leftovers in the freezer for up to 2 months. Make sure to wrap individual bars tightly in plastic wrap and then place individually wrapped bars in an airtight freezer-safe container.

Can I Store Oatmeal Bar leftovers in the fridge?

Oatmeal Bar leftovers do not have to be refrigerated, However, I do recommend it to make them last longer. Make sure to Store your Oatmeal Bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator, they will last 5-7 days. You can reheat them in the microwave on a plate for 30 seconds if you don’t want to eat them cold.

Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 270
  • Calories from Fat 90
  • Total Fat 10g
  • Saturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 230mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
  • Dietary Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 3g
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 15%

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Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:12 servingsCalories:270 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

This flourless (gluten-free) Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar recipe is soft and chewy. The bars are filled with oats and sweet dried blueberries and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze. They are made with wholesome, better-for-you ingredients. Make sure to have a look at the extra info that I will provide alongside the main recipe in order to help if you run into any problems while making this delicious Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar Recipe.

Ingredients

    Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar

  • Glaze (Optional)

Instructions

    For the bars:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper with an overhang.
  2. Using an electric blender, blend old-fashioned or quick oats until they resemble flour. Measure AFTER blending to ensure you have the right amount.
  3. Combine all the ingredients except the dried blueberries in a large bowl, stir until smooth and well combined. Stir in the dried blueberries, then transfer batter to your prepared pan.
  4. Bake your Wendy’s Oatmeal Bar for about 23 to 26 minutes or until set at the edges (Even though the center looks slightly wet, as long as it doesn’t jiggle, it’s done. The bars will firm up as they cool, so be careful not to overbake.)
  5. For the vanilla drizzle:

  6. Pour all of the ingredients into a medium-sized bowl, starting with 1/2 tablespoon milk. Stir briskly until a very thick glaze forms, adding more milk if necessary.
  7. Transfer the glaze to a resealable plastic bag and cut off the very tip. Once the bars have cooled, drizzle the glaze over them.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 270
Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g16%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 230mg10%
Total Carbohydrate 44g15%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 23g
Protein 3g6%

Calcium 2%
Iron 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.