Saturday, February 8, 2014

Sugar Free Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Baking up a Storm....or....
Baking IN a Storm......

"The weather outside is frightful....but the fire is so if you've no place to go....let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....."   Hear the whole song as only Eydie and Steve can sing it.

Snow event after snow event have rolled through these past few days.

Baking helps keep things warm, don't you think? We had to bake a lot of cookies for the upcoming "Quilter's Tea" our guild is having on Monday, the 10th, here in Odessa. My DH is the baker in the house and he nicely made up a batch of sugar free bars for the benefit of those with no tolerance for sugar.

Don't they look yummy? They do taste really good.

Here's the recipe -

Sugar Free Oatmeal Bars

Cream together:

1/2 c. plus 6 T Butter, softened
1/2 c. Splenda Brown Sugar
1/4 c. Truvia Baking Blend (white sugar substitute)

Beat in:

2 Eggs
1 t. Vanilla

Combine in a small bowl:

1 1/2 c. All Purpose Flour
1 t. Baking Soda
1 1/2 t. Cinnamon
1/2 t. Salt

Add to wet mixture, gradually, mixing slowly.

Fold in:

3 c. Rolled Oats
1 c. Raisins

Press dough into a greased 9" x 13" pan. Bake in a 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

If you'd like to make cookies, instead, drop by teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet and bake 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool about 1 minute before removing from sheet. Makes 4 dozen.


  1. Delicious, lovely treat on cold mornings like this!

  2. Thank you Pratima. We're getting a little weary of "cold mornings (noons and evenings)" and the silly ground hog saw his shadow, I guess. We just have to hunker down and try to keep warm. They're forecasting snow and rain for today and temps in the 30's. Maybe we'd better make something hot and comfy for Valentine's Day dinner. I'm going to make spicy cabbage rolls. Maybe I'll blog them. I know, it sounds rather rustic for a celebration dinner but we love them.


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