Healthy Date Squares
|Water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Dates||2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
|Butter||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Whole wheat flour||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Bran flakes||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Rolled oats||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Preheat oven to 400 °F (205 °C).
Butter a square 9 inch (23 cm) baking pan.
In a saucepan, bring to a boil water, dates and lemon juice.
While stirring, simmer until mixture thickens slightly.
In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar.
Fold in remaining ingredients.
Over bottom of pan, press two thirds of mixture.
Cover with date mixture.
Pour remaining third on top.
Bake in oven 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Let stand 15 minutes before cutting into squares.