I wish I could take credit for the recipe I am about to present to you, but alas, I cannot! My friend Marie has started a burgeoning blog of her own, and she sometimes posts delicious recipes for things like these Oatmeal-Raisin Bars. Ugh, they are so disgustingly good... And I loved how easy they were! You just dump the ingredients in a bowl, pretty much, and bake! Perfect for someone as low on patience and tolerance for fussiness as I am. Not that regular oatmeal-raisin cookies are as fussy as, say, puff pastry or sandwich bread, but these are even less fussy.
I did make a couple small changes to make them vegan. I used a flax seed egg replacer, for which I am going to create an entire separate entry because I use it so much and want to just be able to link it when I refer to it. I also used only ¼ cup of canola oil and swapped in ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce for the rest. I also took Marie's advice about them being a tad too sweet, so I cut the brown sugar to only ¼ cup. And lastly, I added a pinch each of ground clove and ginger, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla, just because I always do that in my oatmeal-raisin cookies. I'm a creature of habit.
Anyway, thanks, Marie, for the awesome recipe! Definitely a keeper.
Drizzled with a little bit of chocolate to jazz it up for the photo... how could that not be delicious?