Maple Oat Bars

Maple Oat Bars
Staff Writer

Allan Penn

Move over, honey, today is Maple Syrup Day — a day to recognize the sweet sap of the maple tree, partner to pancakes, waffles, and French toast. Can you imagine life without it? On Maple Syrup Day, pass on the imposters and treat yourself to the real thing. Grade B is the more robust type, while Grade A is perfect for adding very subtle flavor to baked goods.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place a rack in the center. Line an 8-inch metal pan with nonstick foil, or line it with regular foil and spray the foil with flour-added baking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until creamy. Beat in the maple syrup and vanilla. When light and creamy, reduce the speed to medium and beat in the egg. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the batter and stir until mixed. Stir in the pecans and oats.

Spread in the prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or until lightly browned and set. Let cool completely in the pan. Lift from the pan, set on a cutting board, and cut into 16 squares.


Calories per serving:

143 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 20 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 6 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 80 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 18 µg
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 3 µg
  • Ash 1 g
  • Betaine 6 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 33 mg
  • Carotene, beta 13 µg
  • Choline, total 6 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 5 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 2 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 1 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 2 g
  • Folate, DFE 42 µg
  • Folate, food 8 µg
  • Folate, total 28 µg
  • Folic acid 20 µg
  • Glutamic acid 1 g
  • Iron, Fe 2 mg
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 14 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 23 mg
  • Niacin 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 55 mg
  • Potassium, K 79 mg
  • Retinol 16 µg
  • Selenium, Se 5 µg
  • Sodium, Na 51 mg
  • Starch 1 g
  • Sucrose 4 g
  • Sugars, total 6 g
  • Water 25 g
  • Zinc, Zn 1 mg
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