Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bars Recipe

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Darlene Hanson Modified: May 17, 2022
Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bars Recipe

How To Make Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bars

The classic flavor combinations in these raisin bars definitely never fail. The perfectly chewy treats are sweet, tart, with just the right spice & crunch.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 2cupsall-purpose flour,or white whole-wheat flour
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspnutmeg,optional
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2cupspacked light-brown sugar
  • 2eggs
  • ½cupbutter,(1 stick), softened
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupGolden Delicious apple,(1 apple), diced into ¼-inch cubes
  • ¾cupraisins
  • ¾cupchopped pecans,or walnuts, optional


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally coat a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

  2. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmg and salt; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, blend together sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla for 3 minutes or until smooth.

  4. Reduce speed to low and gradually add flour mixture; mix for 2 minutes or until just incorporated. Stir in diced apples, raisins and (optional) nuts, and spread into prepared pan.

  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  6. Cool completely before cutting into bars and serving.


  • Calories: 744.87kcal
  • Fat: 27.06g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.11g
  • Trans Fat: 0.63g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.11g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 122.35g
  • Fiber: 3.69g
  • Sugar: 83.61g
  • Protein: 8.22g
  • Cholesterol: 93.99mg
  • Sodium: 360.93mg
  • Calcium: 218.62mg
  • Potassium: 371.41mg
  • Iron: 3.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 153.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.59mg
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