Ditch the guilt-trip because this sweet dessert is one of our top sugar-free dessert recipes but will still satisfy your sweet tooth. Who says raisins can’t be enjoyable? It only takes less than an hour for you to have this absolutely delicious dessert. Discover how you can create these fantastic raisin bars recipe at home.
In this recipe, we are going to need some applesauce. This will be the secret to the sweetness of these raisin bars without the actual sugar. We highly recommend the usage of applesauce because it cuts the calorie intake by more than half. For instance, a cup of applesauce only contains 120 calories, as compared to a cup of sugar, which contains 700 calories! And if you want some crunch, feel free to add some wholesome nuts into the mix! Almonds and walnuts will definitely complement the raisins. If you want to add even more fiber and texture, rolled oats are also an ideal ingredient to add to this raisin bar recipe.
What’s awesome about this recipe is that you can customize it in whichever way you like. You can swap the raisins for dried cranberries or apricots, or substitute the cinnamon with nutmeg and add a dash of vanilla. No matter what you use, this guilt-free sweet treat will go extremely well with black tea or coffee. For more raisin-based desserts, try our Peanut Butter-Coconut-Raisin Granola Bars.
How To Make Sugar-Free Raisin Bars
This raisin bars recipe will make eating desserts guilt-free.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine all your ingredients in a mixing bowl, except for the raisins. Stir to combine.
Fold the raisins until evenly incorporated.
Transfer to a baking casserole of your choice with parchment paper. Ensure to have some excess parchment paper hanging outside your casserole.
Bake for roughly 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Transfer onto cooling racks and allow to cool completely while still in the baking casserole.
Once cool, use the excess parchment paper as leverage to place these onto your working area. Portion these into bars and serve.
- Sugar: 12g
- Calcium: 21mg
- Calories: 231kcal
- Carbohydrates: 55g
- Fat: 2g
- Fiber: 6g
- Iron: 2mg
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
- Potassium: 636mg
- Protein: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Sodium: 10mg
- Vitamin A: 60IU
- Vitamin C: 10mg
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still add a sweetener to this dessert?
Yes, you can. We recommend using artificial noncaloric sweeteners such as Sugar Twin or Splenda.
How long can I store this dessert?
You can store this dessert bar for a couple of weeks. Just make sure you keep it in an airtight container and place it inside the refrigerator. If you want to eat it warm, you only have to reheat it in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
Can I put toppings on the raisin bar?
Of course. Feel free to add your preferred topping. We recommend adding chopped nuts and chopped dried fruits as well. You can also place unsweetened whipped cream on top with a drizzle of honey or salted caramel sauce.
ConclusionEnjoy this raisin bar as tasty dessert after a meal -- or even as a snack. This is the best way to entice your children or any family member who is not fond of raisins. Best served while hot!
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