How to Make Giada’s Apricot Oat Bars | Food Network

Giada’s Apricot Oat Bars make for the perfect on-the-go treat.

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Apricot Oat Bars
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Total: 1 hr 47 min
Prep: 12 min
Inactive: 1 hr
Cook: 35 min
Yield: 24 bars
Level: Easy


Vegetable oil cooking spray

1 (13-ounce) jar apricot jam or preserves (about 1 1/4 cups)
8 dried apricots, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces (about 1/3 cup)

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 packed cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup (4 ounces) coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, at room temperature, beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 by 13 by 2-inch metal baking dish with vegetable oil cooking spray. Line the bottom and sides of the pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper with vegetable oil cooking spray and set aside.

Filling: In a small bowl, mix together the jam and the apricots. Set aside.

Crust: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Stir in the oats and walnuts. Add the butter, egg and vanilla and stir until incorporated.

Using a fork or clean fingers, lightly press half of the crust mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan. Using a spatula, spread the filling over the crust leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge of the pan. Cover the filling with the remaining crust mixture and gently press to flatten. Bake until light golden, about 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 1 hour. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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3 Replies to “How to Make Giada’s Apricot Oat Bars | Food Network”

  1. I think that if you add Baking Soda for rising, is not enough to add moisture to activate it. You need to also add an acidic ingredient (yogurt, chocolate or soured milk) to activate the chemical reaction it needs to produce bubbles of carbon dioxide that expand under oven temperatures and cause the rise of baked goods. If you don't want to add acid, you could use Baking Powder instead, which includes it in it.

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