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Oat Raisin Bars

I am definitely going to call these breakfast bars to make myself feel better about eating them in the morning!


Oat Raisin Bars


Ingredients:


- 1 c. flour
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 2 c. raisins
- 1/2 c. brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- a few grates of nutmeg
- 1 egg
- 1 c. of butter, divided
- 1/2 c. white chocolate chips
- 2 c. of oats (not instant)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8-in. square baking dish.


Melt half of the butter and drop the raisin in.  Set aside-- this will help the raisins plump before you add them to the batter.


In a stand mixer or bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, and egg.  Turn the mixer on, and while it is mixing, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Slowly add this to the bowl.


Normally, I would add the butter with the other wet ingredients, but since the raisins are plumping in it, I wait until now to add it in.  So, go ahead and add the butter and raisins.  Once that is incorporated, add in the oats and mix to combine.  Pour/scoop the mixture into your baking dish and pat it down so it is even.  If your batter is very sticky, wet your fingers before patting it down.


Bake in the oven for 25-28 minutes.  Remove the pan from the oven.


Set up a double boiler with a pot with just an inch or two of water and a bowl set on top.  Make sure that the bowl does not touch the water.  Add in the white chocolate chips and the butter and stir them constantly until the mixture is melted.  Pour the chocolate mixture over the oat bars and let them cool completely in the refrigerator before you cut them.


Oats means these are healthy, right?