Monday, February 16, 2009

Recipe - Oatmeal Raisin Bars a la CNC

Weekend baking is somewhat of a must for me....mainly at this time of year, and especially when FH is away. It's one of my favorite time-passers. Of course, with FH away I usually end up eating everything I bake so I try to be careful when choosing a recipe. It should be either healthy (ie: low point/calorie), freezer friendly, or make enough yumminess to share with the neighbors.

Last night I was looking for a banana oatmeal muffin recipe that I've seen on a blog recently, but I can't remember which blog it was (do any of you know?). During the search I happened upon Tina's current featured recipe over at Carrots 'n' Cake...Oatmeal Raisin Bars. Since it was getting late and I wanted to get baking, and since I had all of the ingredients on hand I decided to give them a go. Yummmm.

These were super quick and easy to make. Required very basic ingredients and came together in no time. The hardest part was waiting for them to cool suffiently so I could get them out of the pan and give them a try. (They need to be quite cool so they don't crumble apart.) These bars are dense and chewy with just a bit of a crusty edge....quite like a good granola or cereal bar. Tina recommends cutting into nine squares, so they are a decent size....filling like 2 or more cookies would be. I totally recommend giving these a try. In the future I think I'll try using this same recipe to make a trail mix granola-type bar.....yummmmm....can you just imagine pumpkin seeds or nuts or other dried fruits? Pin It


Lex said...

Yummmers! Those sound delish!
If you find that banana oatmeal recipe post that one for sure!! :)

eurydice said...

i always want to try tina's baking!