Apr 30

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bars

As winter gets closer, we’ve got the perfect comfort treat for you! Try these Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bars from Gimme Some Oven for a warm winters treat that the whole family will enjoy.

  • prep time: 10 MINUTES
  •  cook time: 30 MINUTES
  •  total time: 40 MINUTES

INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour (or white whole-wheat flour)
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups packed light-brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Golden Delicious apple, diced into 1/4″ cubes (about 1 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, blend together sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla for 3 minutes or until smooth. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; mix for 2 minutes or until just incorporated. Stir in diced apples, raisins and (optional) nuts, and spread into prepared pan.
  4. Bake at 350F degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting into bars and serving.

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