Jackson and I made Andy's favorite oatmeal raisin bars today. The great thing about this recipe, is that I always have the ingredients on hand. (Maybe that's why this recipe is a favorite.;) I should also mention these little, crunchy, goey numbers are D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S. I found the recipe on allrecipes.com a few years ago and have made various alterations since.
Andy's Favorite Oatmeal Raisin Bars
Adapted from allrecipes.com
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unbleached white flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease an 8 X 8 inch pan.
- In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar, until smooth. Beat in the egg then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt: stir into the creamed mixture. Fold in the quick oats and raisins. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
- Bake for about 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the edges are starting to brown. Let cool in pan before cutting into bars. (Make sure to not brown the bars too much because they'll become dry on the inside.)
(My fantastic helper just turned 4! What a big boy!)