Sunday, May 5, 2013

Browned Butter Yogurt Raisin Oatmeal Bars

These bars caught my attention with all ingredients called for..and this is the first time I've used yogurt- covered raisins for baking..:) it went along well with other things and incredibly made the bars so delicious !!

The recipe ( slightly adapted from here. )


145 g unsalted butter, browned
1 large egg
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled oats (not instant or quick cook)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup yogurt-covered raisins)
1/2 cup white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving overhang. Spray with cooking spray; set aside.

Place butter in medium-sized heavy saucepan and heat over medium-low to medium heat. Butter will melt, begin to bubble, foam, hiss, sputter, and brown specks will form in the bottom of the pan; this takes approximately 2 to 4 minutes. During the process, whisk or swirl the pan frequently and keep an extremely watchful eye on the butter. Brown it long enough to see browned bits and specks, but don't burn it. Butter can go from browned and nutty-smelling to burnt and inedible in less than one minute. Watch for the brown specks and once you see them, remove the pan from the burner, continuing to whisk or swirl for another 30 seconds or so.Transfer butter into large mixing bowl and add the sugars, then mix until blended , allow it to cool for a few minutes (so you don't scramble the egg).

To the slightly cooled melted butter, add the egg,vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and whisk to combine. Add the oats, flour, and stir until just combined. Fold in the raisins and white chocolate chips. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing it lightly with a spatula.

Bake for 16-18 minutes, or until top surface of bars has just set and edges have firmed up. Don't overbake or bars will set up on the crunchy and crumbly side. Allow bars to cool for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving. Bars can be stored airtight at room temperature for up to 4 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.


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Brooke Schweers said...

Yum these look amazing and I love how there is not too much sugar in them :)