Glass baking dish of sliced Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Bars
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Chai-Spiced Oatmeal Raisin Bars

Oatmeal raisin cookie bars infused with the flavor of spiced chai tea.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 12 (bars)
Category: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-4 Days


  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1/2 heaping cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves (or sub pumpkin pie spice)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup jumbo mixed raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Carefully pour flour, salt and baking soda into a sifter and sift over wet ingredients. Add spices and stir. Then add oats and raisins and stir once more.
  4. Chill the dough for 5-10 minutes. Then scrape into a buttered, lightly floured OR parchment lined 8x8 metal or glass dish and flatten until smooth (adjust number/size of pan if altering batch size).

  5. Bake for about 25-28 minutes or until nice and golden brown on top and the sides pull away from the pan.
  6. Let cool in the pan and then slice and serve. Store covered or in baggies to keep fresh.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 12 bars)