Triple Threat Oatmeal Bars

"The threat is in that they're so good, you won't be able to eat just one. But it is good to know these bars are packed nutritionally and full of flavour! These are the ones that go to school with my kids more often than not."
 
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photo by SharonChen photo by SharonChen
Ready In:
30mins
Ingredients:
13
Yields:
48 bars
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 325F.
  • Butter 10 X 14 inch cookie sheet and line with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and brown sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs 1 at a time.
  • Beat in milk and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
  • Add to butter mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Mix in oats, walnuts, raisins and coconut (dough will be very stiff).
  • Press dough evenly into prepared pan.
  • Bake until top is golden-brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Cool in pan on rack 5 minutes.
  • Turn out and peel off parchment paper.
  • Cool and cut into bars.

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Reviews

  1. These are great! I had to leave out the nuts as there are nut allergies at my daughter's school. I did add about 3/4 cup of mini chocolate chips instead which did taste great, but made these a little less healthy than the recipe as posted. Thanks for posting!
     
  2. I'd give this 10 stars if I could! I made one sub, my family hates raisins, so I omitted those and added 1/2 C of mini chocolate chips. These are beyond fabulous, and if I can stay out of them, will go to a baby shower tomorrow afternoon. Thanks evelyn, for such a tasy easy treat!
     
  3. These are baking as I type, but I had to rate now since the batter (dough?) was so good. I omitted the walnuts and increased the oatmeal by 1/2 cup, and the coconut and raisins by 1/4 cup each. I'll be taking these to a church activity later today if they make it that far, and will probably make more this week for my daughter to take to school during testing. Just wanted to add that I just got back from the activity, and I had several requests for the recipe!!!
     
  4. These are a keeper! I added some chocolate chips and might do so again next time. (I also might add a little more salt as a personal preference...) Thank you!
     
  5. These bars are amazing!!! I cut everything called in this recipe in half and put only 1/2 cup brown sugar. The dough perfectly fit in my 9x9 baking dish and yielded 18 great bars! In terms of baking time and temperature, I tried at 325F for 25 minutes. They turned out awesome! Thanks for posting!
     
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Tweaks

  1. The first time I made these i used cold margarine - and they didn't spread very easily so I dropped them into cookies. The second time I used room temp. margarine and they spread out like really thin cookies, so I made them into the bars and they spread easier this time. To be honest, I liked them better as cookies, so I'll just not use room temp margarine and make them into cookies. They are delicious though I love the amount of vanilla used and I also used white chocoalte chunks in place of raisins.
     
  2. Great after school treat. I substituted 1 cube of butter with a banana and added sunflower seeds, flax seeds and chocolate chips. Very good.
     
  3. This recipe was amazing. Unlike most of the reviews, I chose to add dried cranberries instead of chocolate chips. I like my oatmeal fruitier than sweet. I did have to add time in the oven, probably about 25 minutes...but they were so wonderful when they came out. Thanks for posting.
     
  4. These are sooooo good!! My dad loves granola bars and these seemed somewhat similar so I made him some! Well, he wasn't the only one in the family who loved them! Everyone did! I halved the recipe and used chocolate and peanut butter chips instead of the raisins. Also, for the walnuts I used a mixture of walnuts and pecans. I will be making these again! Thanx!
     
  5. These bars were excellent. I had some granola I made from scratch that wasn't good but I hated to throw it out since it cost a fortune to make. I used it in place of the oatmeal and it turned out great. This is a very easy recipe to modify to your personal tastes. I used more coconut, granola instead of oatmeal that included raisins and almonds, no nuts,more raisins and increased cinnamon to 1 tblspoon as well as added cloves. I baked in a 9x13 pan and raised the temp to 350. Increased the cooking time to 25 to 30 minutes but the bars were extremely moist and I ended up making two pans in one week!
     

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<style>body { background: url("http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3512121819_f2f1aaf050.jpg?v=0"); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
 
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