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Oatmeal, Carrot and Apple Breakfast Squares

January 3, 2012 by Jeremy Ho-on in Recipes with 0 Comments

These energy-boosting breakfast squares taste delicious any time of day. You’ll get a rich supply of vitamins, iron and other nutrients with this combination.

They stay fresh and flavorful for days — and they taste great too.



2 tablespoons butter
1 3/4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup ground flaxseeds
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups packed light brown sugar
2/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 1/2 cups grated, peeled carrots (about 4 carrots)
1 cup grated, peeled apples (2 apples)


2 cups walnut pieces
1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine and stir oats, flour, flaxseeds, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  3. Whisk together the brown sugar and oil in a large bowl. Add the eggs and beat well. Stir in the buttermilk.
  4. Combine the oat mixture with the buttermilk mixture and stir. Add the carrots and apples. Stir until blended. Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, mix the walnuts, coconut, brown sugar and cinnamon and stir. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for an hour. Cut and enjoy!


About Jeremy Ho-on

With a degree in creative writing and a passion for mountain biking, Jeremy spends his days as a copy specialist for Destination Rewards and a columnist for Smart Talk Magazine.

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