Molasses Raisin Bars


We are training for a half Ironman and currently both feel like we are way hungrier than normal! I am trying to keep our snack supply stocked with fun and different options, and these have been a perfect addition! I rarely use molasses, so it has been a nice change in taste. These bars came out more looking like cake BUT that makes them even more fun to snack on!! Here is how to make them:


  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 1/2 cup pecans

  • 3/4 cup raisins

  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour

  • 1/3 cup protein powder

  • 2 TBSP flax meal

  • 3/4 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/8 cup molasses

  • 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce

  • 2 TBSP coconut oil, melted

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to:

  1. Preheat oven to 325F

  2. Place oats, pecans, raisins and nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a bowl.

  3. Add flour, protein powder, flax meal, baking powder, baking soda, and salt to the oat mixture.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs, milk, molasses, applesauce, and oil. Add to oat mixture. Combine well.

  5. Cover an 8x8 with foil or parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly in pan.

  6. Cook for 25-28 minutes, or until edges are browned and a toothpick is clean when inserted.

  7. Once cooled, divide into 9 slices. Store in the refrigerator (if you’ll be eating them quickly) or the freezer if you’ll be eating them more slowly.

  8. Enjoy!