Thursday, November 6, 2008

Incredible Oatmeal Bars

I have always loved oatmeal raisin cookies. So, I have tweaked the original recipe to fit my needs for a daily dose of chocolate.

You don't have to make bars, you can spoon these out into individual cookies, cooking at the same temperature.

1 cup of softened butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
1 tbs vanilla
1 ts baking powder
1 1/2 ts cinnamon
1/2 ts of salt if you are using unsalted butter
1 cup raisins
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350 and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper of foil and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about five minutes on medium high speed.
Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined and creamy.
Add flour, baking powder, salt if using and cinnamon. Mix well.
Add oatmeal and chocolate chips if you are using them. Stir or mix until well incorporated.
Press into your prepared pan using your hands. I wet my hands with milk because the dough is stiff, thick and sticky.
Bake until golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Place on a rack and let cool. Cut into desired serving sizes.



  1. These look lovely and healthy too , i will defo try these inshaAllah. Keep meaning to save up and invest in a food mixer like yours mashaAllah, makes the task easier?

  2. As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

    Ooh how absolutely yummyyyyyyyyyyy! I love Oatmeal raisin cookies as well.. anything withs oats! Insha'Allah I shall give this a try.. and put an end to my drooling...haha :D

    Jazaki'Allahu khair for sharing.

    Wa'alaykum as-salaam
    Love Farhana

  3. assalamu alaykum sister,

    Thank you so much for the recipe. Can you tell me the size of your pan?


  4. @ Rainbow In The Grey Sky Thanks sis for stopping by and commenting. Let me know how they turn out if you try them! You don't have to have a mixer you know, this was done for years by hand, just takes some elbow grease. =D

    @ Sketched Soul Wakaikum Essalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh Sister, Jazakallahu Khairun, please let me know how they turn out!

    @ kareema Walaikum Essalam, It is a 9x13 glass baking dish but any will do really! Let me know if you try it!


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