Saturday, April 12, 2008

Oatmeal Cranberry and Raisin Bar

...real food, not crocheted ;)

While at the grocery last week, I chanced upon a pack of Champion Cranberry and Raisins (this is not an advertisement). Its the first time I saw this product. I usually buy a pack of raisins for snacking or to add to some dishes like menudo or arroz valenciana.
Anyway, I bought the pack of six (35gm/box) of dried cranberries and raisins. It tasted so sweet and fresh, and I thought it would make a good ingredient for baking or cooking. I went on to bake oatmeal bars.
It was almost gone when I thought of taking a photo and sharing the recipe ;)

Oatmeal Cranberry& Raisin Bar
• 1 ½ cup quick cooking oats
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1/4 cup white sugar
• 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
• 1 egg
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 box (35gm) Champion cranberries and raisins
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8 x 8 inch baking pan.
2. In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, cinnamon, and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour and oat mixture until just combined. Mix in the cranberries and raisins. Spread dough evenly in baking pan.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until edges turn golden. Cool before cutting into squares.


  1. Thanks for this recipe! They look delicious. I'll have to give this a try soon.

  2. Oooo that looks yummy. Why did I have to come and visit your blog late at night while I am hungry? :P Thanks for the recipe, I love dried cranberries and raisins. I'll have to try your recipe someday, too.

  3. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe. We don't have Champion products here but I'm sure I can just throw in some raisins and cranberries separately.

  4. Yum! They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  5. Yum !!! delicious looking . Thanks for the recipe. Will definately try out this one.


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