Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Bars

I have been craving an oatmeal raisin cookie lately. It’s all I could think about all day long so I finally decided to give in to the urge to bake some. However, these are not your typical oatmeal raisin cookies.

First off they aren’t in classic cookie form, I opted to make them into bars. There was no particular reason other than the fact that they are a little thicker and more substantial. The next deviation was the addition of brown butter, and let me tell you I will never make an oatmeal raisin cookie without it again. It adds a totally different flavor profile with a toasty, sweet brown butter that just seems to elevate the cookie.

While being a little different from the classic they still possess all the components that makes an oatmeal raisin cookie great. They are full of warm cinnamon, chewy oats and juicy raisins truly making these cookie bars a delicious treat.

Brown Butter Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Toasty brown butter completely transforms this classic oatmeal raisin cookie and elevates it to another level of delicious. Baking them into bar form makes them the perfect on-the-go sweet treat.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Bars


  • 1 Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups Quick Cooking Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In a small frying pan over medium-low heat melt the butter for 5-7 minutes until it browns then take it off the heat. Add the brown butter to a small mixing bowl, then add the brown sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix until everything is smooth and combined.
  • In a medium mixing bowl add the almond flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add the butter mixture to the flour mixture and mix until combined. Then add in the oats and raisins and mix everything together.
  • Line an 8" baking pan with parchment. Next add the dough into it and flatten it out. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Keyword Dessert Bars, Gluten Free, Oatmeal Raisin, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

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