|1 cup||rolled oats, either quick cooking or old fashioned|
|1 cup||whole spelt flour|
|1/2 cup||packed brown sugar|
|1/4 tsp||sea salt|
|1/4 tsp||baking soda|
|1/4 tsp||ground cinnamon|
|1/4 cup||sunflower seeds|
|1/4 cup||dried cherries|
|1/2 cup||canola oil|
|5 tbsp||orange juice, divided|
|1/2 cup||fruit sweetened black cherry preserves|
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Combine oats, flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, sunflower seeds and cherries in a large bowl. Add oil and 3 tablespoons orange juice, mixing well until all ingredients are fully combined.
Reserve a half-cup and press the rest into a lightly oiled 8-by-8-inch baking pan.
Mix the remaining 2 tablespoons orange juice with the cherry preserves and spread evenly over the oat mixture in the pan. Sprinkle reserved oat mixture over the top and press down lightly with fingers.
Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool in the pan on a wire rack then cut into bars or squares.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Makes about 16 bars
Per serving (1 bar): 190 calories (80 from fat), 9g total fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 3g protein, 26g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 14g sugar), 0mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium