Where my oatmeal raisin cookie lovers at? These oatmeal raisin bars were made for you. They’re super soft, chewy, and filled with sweet cinnamon flavor and tons of raisins.

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An oatmeal raisin lover’s dream

These oatmeal raisin bars are for you if you prefer oatmeal raisin cookies to chocolate chip. It might be an unpopular opinion, but I know there are plenty of oatmeal raisin fanatics out there, myself included! Sometimes, oatmeal raisin is just the right move.

These bars are reminiscent of the other cookie, in the best ways possible. They’re super soft, with a nice chew from rolled oats. With each bite, you can taste sweet cinnamon, and tons of raisins! There’s a whole cup in this recipe.

What’s in these almond butter oatmeal raisin bars?

These oatmeal raisin bars are very easy to make, and you probably have several of the ingredients on hand already. Here are the main ingredients you need:

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How to make oat flour

Instead of purchasing oat flour, it’s really easy and economical to make your own. You can make the exact amount that you need, and it’s super fresh.

To make oat flour, place required amount of oats in a food processor or blender. I suggest using a food processor for smaller amounts of oat flour, (less than 1 cup).

Blend for 30 seconds – 1 minute until a fine powder forms. You may need to mix the flour up a bit and blend again to get rid of bigger pieces of oats.

When you’re done making the oat flour, double check you have the required amount by measuring the flour again. Repeat to make more flour, if needed.

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Soft Almond Butter Oatmeal Raisin Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Where my oatmeal raisin cookie lovers at? These oatmeal raisin bars were made for you. They’re super soft, chewy, and filled with sweet cinnamon flavor and tons of raisins.

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp flax meal
  • 6 tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Make 2 flax eggs by whisking together flax meal and warm water in a small bowl. Set aside for 5 minutes and let it thicken to a gelatinous texture.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix the prepared flax eggs, maple syrup, brown sugar, almond butter, applesauce, and vanilla extract. 
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet, and stir until combined.
  6. Gently stir in the raisins.
  7. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth it into an even layer.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean in the center.

Notes

  • Wait until bars cool completely before slicing to avoid crumbling.
  • Your almond butter should have just one ingredient – almonds (any maybe salt) – and be runny for this recipe.
  • You may sub creamy peanut butter for almond butter, but the taste may change slightly. Please note I have not tried this myself. 

Keywords: vegan, gluten free, oatmeal raisin bars

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