I love a good cup of tea in the evening and I like to have a little treat to go with it too! Something that's not real sweet and not that hard to make. These Oatmeal Raisin Snack Bars are the perfect accompaniment! They start off with oats, raisins and brown sugar, and I decided to use the new I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread in them too. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is made from real ingredients, like a blend of plant-based oils, purified water and a pinch of salt. I love how it tastes like real butter, but less calories and less saturated fat. It's spreadable straight out of the refrigerator, so there's no need to wait for it to soften which makes this recipe come together quite quickly. I only used two bowls and mixed everything by hand. I decided to add a vanilla glaze which seeps down into the bars making them scrumptious. You can enjoy these bars as a late night snack, with your morning cup of coffee or any time of day!
Ingredients are as follows:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups uncooked oats (old fashioned or quick-cooking)
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups raisins
2 Tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!® Spread
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 Tbsp. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Combine flour, oats, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
In another bowl, mix the spread with sugars until creamy.
Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
Stir in the flour mixture and mix until blended.
Fold in the raisins.
Spread into the prepared pan.
Bake 30-35 minutes; until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside.
Mix the spread, powdered sugar and vanilla together; add enough milk to thin it out.
Pour onto the warm bars. Allow to cool completely.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
The new I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is 100% taste, 0% artificial preservatives and is still unbelievably delicious!
I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spread has 40% fewer calories and 70% less saturated fat than butter. As with all of the spreads, sticks and sprays, the new I Can't Believe It's Not Butter contains 0g trans fat per serving, no cholesterol and no partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. It offers a fresh butter taste to add flavor to any meal, and can be used for spreading, topping, sautéing, cooking or baking. For more great-tasting recipes, visit www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/recipes.
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Labels: bars, breakfast, dessert, I can't believe it's not butter, oatmeal, raisin, snack, spread