These raisin walnut bars are perfect for a snack or a breakfast on the go. I cannot tell you how many mornings we just grab one of these bars and have them on the way to work!
This recipe is adapted from Cooking That Counts which is a great cookbook that shares a ton of great recipes, all under 1500 calories. We love to use the book for great healthy snacks like this raisin walnut bars.
This snack is ready with a few simple ingredients.
What ingredients are needed to make raisin walnut bars?
- Boiling water
- Quick-cooking oats
- Vanilla extract
When busy mornings hit, you have to have something healthy to grab otherwise it’s donuts to the rescue, right!? Recipes like these oatmeal cookie energy bites or these peanut butter banana chocolate chip granola bars are some of our favorite options.
All you need is a food processor and a loaf pan to make this tasty snack. After soaking the raisins in boiling water, simple add everything else into the food processor and chop away! You’ll want to read the recipe card for full details, but it really is just this easy.
The hardest part of this raisin walnut bars recipe is waiting the 2 hours for these bars to chill. Once they’re chilled, you just may eat them all at once! But if you’re able to hold off, these bars will store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Perfect for a grab and go snack.
Raisin Walnut Bars
These bars are perfect for a snack or a breakfast on the go and super simple to make!Print Rate
Servings: 10 Bars
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Combine the raisins and 1 cup boiling water in a bowl; let stand until raisins are soft, about 5 minutes.
- Line a 9x5 loaf pan with plastic wrap, spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Place the oats in a food processor, process for 30 sections, add raisins, walnuts, vanilla and cinnamon and process for 1 minute or until the mixture is finely chopped and pulls away from the side of the food processor bowl.
- Transfer the fruit mixture to the prepared pan. Place the plastic wraparound the bars and press down. Chill for 2 hours.
- Cut the fruit mixture into 10 bars. Wrap each bar individually or put in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe adapted from Cooking That Counts The nutrition information presented on this site should be considered an estimate as the calculations will change based on the exact products you use in your own kitchen.
Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg