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Saskatoon Bars

Saskatoon Bars

Delicious heart-healthy Saskatoon Bars. You can replace the saskatoons with raspberries or strawberries.



  • canola cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup canola oil 125 mL
  • 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated canola margarine 125 mL
  • 2 cups granulated sugar 500 mL
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 5 mL
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract 5 mL
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 mL
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 375 mL
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 375 mL
  • 2 cups saskatoons, blueberries, raspberries or
  • strawberries, fresh or frozen 500 mL


  • 1 cup icing sugar 250 mL
  • 1 tablespoon canola margarine 15 mL
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract 5 mL
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk 15-30 mL


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. Spray large 10.5 x 15 inch (26 x 38 cm) minimum, jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with canola cooking or baking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together canola oil, canola margarine and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, almond extract. Beat well.
  4. In a second bowl, combine baking soda and flours. Add to the canola and sugar mixture. Mix well.
  5. Spread 2/3 of the batter in pan. Sprinkle with saskatoons or other berry. Using a teaspoon, drop the remaining batter over the berries and bottom layer.
  6. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until cake tester inserted in base of bars comes out clean.
  7. While the bar is baking, prepare the Icing. In a small bowl, mix together icing sugar, canola margarine and extract and enough milk to make a smooth pourable icing.
  8. As soon as the bar is removed from the oven, drizzle icing evenly over the top. Allow to cool, and serve.

Nutritional Analysis Per Bar Calories 140 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 0.5g Cholesterol 20mg Sodium 35mg Carbohydrates 21g Fibre <1g Protein 2g

Source: Submitted by Sharlene from Regina, Saskatchewan

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