Chewy Oatmeal Spice Bars

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat together sugars and margarine until well blended.
  3. Add apple butter, egg whites, milk and vanilla; beat well.
  4. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; mix well.
  5. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well (Dough will be moist).
  6. Spread dough onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  7. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are light golden brown.
  8. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
  9. Store tightly covered.


Most Helpful

Thank you Dancer! My DH needs to lower his cholesterol and can't abide cooked cereal. I think you might have given me a solution with these bars! The whole family loved them. Great with a cup of tea, or on the run for a quick breakfast!

Sudie November 13, 2002

Wouldn't call it a cookie, but rather a "flat muffin" or "breakfast bar". They were more cake-like than I expected. Delicious and healthy! I made mine extra healthy with 1/2 c whole wheat flour and 1/4 c honey instead of the white sugar. I also used 1/2 c rolled barley instead of rolled oats. I think next time I will cook at 325 for longer, to give the oats more time to soften. I also DOUBLED the cinn and nutmeg and added 1/4 t allspice--I always double my spices, plus I used applesauce which doesn't have the spices of some apple butters (but why would you waste yummy apple butter in a recipe?!) Thanks, Dancer, this one I can feel good about giving to my kids!

annlouise September 04, 2003

These were good. Kind of tasted like a spicy oatmeal cookie. I served this with a vanilla glaze so it was more like a dessert. Thank you.

Starluvsky August 23, 2009

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