Peach Cinnamon Oatmeal Cheesecake Bars

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This recipe for Peach Cinnamon Oatmeal Cheesecake Bars just might include all of your favourite things: cheesecake, peaches, oatmeal, and cinnamon, and it’s the perfect cookies-cheesecake combo. With the oatmeal and peaches, it can be a relatively healthy dessert recipe for you and your family, as well. Serve it with fresh peaches as the perfect summer or autumn treat, or double your batches and freeze them so you can have that fresh summer taste all year long.

This yummy dessert dish combines two of the best dessert recipes, ever – oatmeal cookies and peach cheesecake – into one of the best dessert hybrids in existence. Take the crumbly texture of the oatmeal and sandwich the creamy cheesecake in the middle, and you’ve got a real winner on your hands. These could easily be called “vanishing bars” because they are going to disappear real quick. One of their greatest features is that they are also fairly healthy dessert bars because they call for a few very healthy ingredients, like fresh peaches, oatmeal, and cinnamon. The nutritional content of peaches is substantial, when you consider that one medium-sized peach is only 38 calories, is very high in vitamin C, and high in dietary fiber, niacin, potassium, and vitamin A. It also contains calcium and iron. One cup of quick oats, as this recipe calls for, is very high in manganese, and is high in phosphorus, selenium, iron, dietary fiber, and protein. Sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon in there, and you’re adding calcium, manganese, iron, and more dietary fiber, not to mention a whole lot of flavour.

Nutrition Facts for: Peach Cinnamon Oatmeal Cheesecake Bars from Hugs & Cookies XOXO

Ingredients: Butter, light brown sugar, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, flour, ground cinnamon, cornstarch, baking soda, old fashioned oats, cream cheese, peaches.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 15 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 365, Calories from Fat 151, Total Fat 16.8g 26%, Saturated Fat 9.7g 49%, Cholesterol 63mg 21%, Sodium 206mg 9%, Potassium 213mg 6%, Carbohydrates 47.1g 16%, Dietary Fiber 3.4g 14%, Sugars 19.1g, Protein 6.8g, Vitamin A 12%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 5%, Iron 13%

You might not have realized it, but cheesecake has a history as rich as it tastes. An ancient version of cheese cake is believed to have originated on the Greek Island of Samos, where cheese molds dating back to 2,000 BC have been excavated, but it’s very possible cheese and cheese-related products date back much further than that. Cheesecake was so popular in Greece that it was also considered to be a potent energy source – so much so, that it may have been consumed by athletes during the first Olympics. It was also commonly served as wedding cake. Of course, back then, cheesecake recipe ingredients were quite different than they are today – they usually consisted of cheese, honey, wheat, and flour. Cheesecake recipes, as we know them today, were revolutionized by the advent of cream cheese. Cream cheese was “accidentally” invented in the United States in the late 1800s when a dairy farmer from New York was trying to make Neufchatel, a famous French variety of cheese. His experimentation led him to the process of creating the first cream cheese, which, in just a few years’ time, was being distributed under the Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand name. Although the company has changed hands a few times over the years, and is now owned by Kraft, they still manufacture the same Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe today, and it has become the prized ingredient of most cheesecake recipes.Many thanks to Lindsay over at the “Life, Love, and Sugar” website for sharing this mouth-watering peach oatmeal cheesecake bar recipe with us.*

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