Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
My Grandma called these "Poor Man's Brownies". Still don't know why! ;-) Regardless, they are a staple in the holiday season in our family. They taste great, and are very filling. Add extra molasses as your taste dictates.
- 1 cup seedless raisin
- 1⁄3 cup shortening
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 4 tablespoons molasses
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
- 3⁄4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- Rinse the raisins; set aside.
- Melt the shortening in a small saucepan and add the molasses. Add egg and beat to blend thoroughly.
- Sift together flour, salt and baking soda.
- Add the flour mixture, oats and the raisins to the first mixture, and mix well.
- Turn it all into a lightly greased 8x8-inch pan.
- Bake at moderate heat (350°F) for about 25 minutes (you will see the appearance change as they are about ready).
- Cool and enjoy!
These were yummy! We really like molasses, pumpkin pie spices, etc., so these appealed to us. The recipe didn't specify when to add the sugar, so I added it at the same time as the egg.