Chewy Oatmeal Spice Bars

Total Time
50mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
30 mins
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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  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

5 5

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!

5 5

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!

5 5

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.