Applesauce Oat Bars

While the snow keeps falling (seriously, I am OK with it being done for the winter!) I was in the house most of the day yesterday baking. I was in the mood to bake old school, and these applesauce oat bars fit that perfectly.

Applesauce Oat Bars


  • 3 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dried fruit, small bite size (used pineapple)
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 stick butter melted (½ cup)
  • 1 large egg


Preheat oven to 350°, lightly oil a glass 9×13″ pan.

In a large bowl, mix together the oats through baking soda.

In a small bowl, whisk together the applesauce, butter and egg. Pour over the dry ingredients, stir in  (you may need to use hands to get it mixed well).

Scrape into the prepared pan, pat down firmly.

Bake for 25 minutes, until golden on top.

Let cool on a rack, cut into bars or wedges.

Store in a sealed container, or freeze for later eating.