Peanut buttery, soft and chewy, these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie bars are a delicious treat. The best part - you only need one bowl and basic ingredients you probably already have!
Simple recipes really are my favorite, with the kids and so many things that have to be done in a day, I don't have the time or the energy for complex recipes with long lists of hard to find ingredients. That's what I love about these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars. They're made with basic pantry staples I always have on hand, all in one bowl with no need to chill the dough.
We've been making this recipe for a little while now, but always as individual cookies. Scooping and flattening to form a uniform cookie shape, but I have to say I prefer the bar form more. It's less work and the result is a a bit more tender, but still with the right amount of chewiness you expect from an oatmeal raisin cookie.
- peanut butter
- maple syrup
- flax seed
- baking soda
- oat flour
See recipe card for quantities.
Cream together peanut butter, sugar and maple syrup until fluffy and light. Add flax eggs and mix again. Add flour, baking soda, salt and oats and combine into a dough. Fold in the raisins and stir to evenly disburse throughout the dough.
Transfer the dough to prepared baking pan and spread in an even layer.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and set. Cool completely before slicing into squares.
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Bars
- ½ cup peanut butter I used creamy no stir natural
- ½ cup sugar raw cane, coconut or brown sugar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 flax eggs - 2 tablespoon ground flax seed + 4 tablespoon water see note below
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup oat flour use GF certified, if needed.
- 1 cup old fashioned oats use GF certified, if needed.
- ⅔ cup raisins
- Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil an 8x8 or 9x9 baking pan and set aside.
- Using a stand or hand mixer cream together peanut butter, sugar and maple syrup.
- Add flax seed and combine.
- Add bakign soda, salt, flour and oats and combine to form a soft dough.
- Add raisins and fold in using a rubber spatula.
- Transfer dough to prepared baking pan and spread in an even layer.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and set. Allow to cool completely before slicing into 16 squares.
- Store in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days.