Oatmeal Raisin Bars

(recipe from Everyday Food Magazine)

Makes 16

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides; butter paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sugars, egg, salt, and cinnamon until smooth. Add flour, oats, and raisins; fold in just until combined.
  3. Spread batter in prepared pan, and bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper overhang, lift cake onto a work surface; cut into 16 bars.

Shutterbean Notes:

-It wasn’t until I looked at my photo that I realized I used quick oats. Doh! The recipe still worked out fine. I bet it will have more texture with regular oats. I ate a good ton of them, nonetheless!

-The cooking time seemed to take a little bit longer than 30 minutes. I used an 8inch square baking pan but am wondering if a 9 inch would have been better? The bars would have been a little bit thinner. Maybe I’ll do it next time.