Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Bars

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For a while,  I was posting healthy cookie recipes without sugar.  Instead, I was adding maple syrup or dates.   But do you know what really makes a cookie taste good?  Brown sugar.

Let me explain.   Over the last few years my sweetness pallet has really changed.  I can no longer get a specialty drink at Starbucks without getting a sugar headache.  I can no longer make a smoothie with really ripe bananas.  And when I see a recipe for sweets that calls for cups of white sugar, I can’t even.

When I add a moderate amount of brown sugar to a cookie I get a really good tasting cookie. not too sweet, but yet my kids still love the taste- and I do too.

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These flourless oatmeal raisin cookie bars are perfect.   They’re chewy, just sweet enough, and have loads of raisins in them.  Adding chocolate chips would be awesome as well.   If you like these, you should try my Flourless Pumpkin Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies,  My Flourless Caramel-Apple Oatmeal Cookies, or my Flourless Oatmeal Cookie Cups with Raspberry Filling.

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Flourless Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Bars

2 cups of oats

1/2 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of coconut oil

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

1/2 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of milk

2 eggs

1 cup of raisins

Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In your mixer, mix all the dry ingredients, followed by the white ingredients.  Add raisins.  Pour mixture into a 9×6 pan or a larger one- but they will be thinner.   bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

I will make these again for sure.   Wanna know a secret?  These a very good breakfast.  less sugar than your average breakfast cereal!

Flourless Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bar

 

6 Comments

  1. These look like SUCH a yummy snack and way better than the bag of chips I normally reach for!

     
  2. These make such an awesome n healthy snack – thanks for sharing the recipe.

     
  3. Cookie bars I can eat for breakfast? Don’t mind if I do. 😉 I totally agree with you on the sweetness pallet thing. I can always tell when I’m eating too much sugar, because things start needing more and more of it to taste properly sweet. When I cut back, natural sugars are so much more potent!

     
  4. Sounds delicious! I’m Going to make these for my Mom! She is lactose and gluten intolerant!

     
  5. You had me at flourless. I am gluten free so this is awesome I can make these for my family.

     
  6. Sounds like such a delicious cookie bar. Raisins are my favorite and I think these cookie bars right up my alley. Yum 🙂

     

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