Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Cinnamon Raisin Oat Triangles


Believe it or not, I found this recipe in my magazine clippings from 1990, and I'm just making it now. That must tell you how organized I am, or not.  This recipe interested me because the first word in the recipe was cinnamon. and I love cinnamon, on anything, in anything.  This recipe also has oatmeal and raisins, so it can't be that bad for you, right?    I would have used dried cranberries, but I've made several recipes with them lately, and I still have a few more to make.  I just think that the craisins would make them more festive. There is also a layer of preserves and raisins, so I used orange marmalade, which went well with the cinnamon and raisins. I gave them a drizzle of vanilla glaze, and added a few M and M's for color. These bars are so good, with a crispy crust, chewy raisins, oatmeal topping, and sweet jam.


These bars came together quickly.  You make the Crumb topping, reserving one cup, press in the pan, and bake for 10 min. Then spread the jam or marmalade over the baked crust, and sprinkle raisins over the jam, and sprinkle the reserved topping over the raisin layer. Decorate as desired. Enjoy!



Cinnamon Raisin Oat Triangles Adapted from Sunmaid.com

2 c. rolled oats
1 c. flour
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. butter, room temperature
1 c. raisins or craisins
1/2 c. apple jelly, or apricot jam or orange marmalade

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and soda; mix well.  Cut in butter into dry ingredients until pea sized pieces with pastry blender or in food processor.. Remove 1 cup crumb mixture, set aside. Pat remaining mixture into a greased 9" square baking pan.  Bake for 10 min. Remove from oven.

Carefully spread jam or marmalade over the partially baked crust. Sprinkle raisins over layer of jam. Sprinkle reserved topping over the raisin layer. Bake 30 min, or until edges are golden brown.

 While warm, cut into 9 (3") squares diagonally to make triangle. Cool in pan and drizzle with icing

Vanilla Icing

1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Blend all ingredients together to make a thin icing. Drizzle over triangles

I linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #45
 Stop by and say Hi to Brandie!



18 comments:

  1. Very festive puts me in the mood to bake!

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  2. Claudia,
    I added the M and Ms for a festive touch!

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  3. Oh, I can imagine how delicious these are! The M&M's are the perfect touch!

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    1. Pam,
      These bars are so good, chewy, crunchy, and sweet.

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  4. Mmm these look great. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Kayle,
      You are welcome. I always like linky parties:)

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  5. What a good idea...so simple and yet really effective! :-)

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    1. Laura,
      these bars are cute, as well as tasty.

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  6. These are the cutest Christmas treats :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru,
      These are not only cute, but delicious!

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  7. Yum, this chewy treat really looks like something I would like :) Well. it doesn't matter recipe is from 90', good that you found it :D

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    1. Medeja,
      Sometimes the oldies are the best.

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  8. I am super intrigued by these. They look and sound lovely and remind me a liitle of the raisin bar cookies ny granny and I used to eat.

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    1. Laura,
      These bar cookies are so good, with a crispy crust, raisins, and orange marmalade.

      thank you for stopping by my blog and your sweet wods.

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  9. Becky, I'm a huge fan of oatmeal in baked goods...and these bars look amazing! I like how you gave them a touch of Christmas :)

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    1. Lizzy,
      Thank you! M and M's can add a lot color.

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  10. Maybe you were just saying the recipe for the perfect opportunity to use it, like now. These look so festive. I like the added m&m's. Happy Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend all planned.
    -Gina-

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    1. Gina,
      The oldies are goodies, and I finally decided to make them:) I have had a sinus infection, so I'm way behind. Less than three weeks before Christmas, Yikes!
      Hope that yo have a great weekend!

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