Applesauce Oat Bars

Thick, homemade applesauce works the best in this recipe. If you are using commercial applesauce and it is runny, just cook it for a few minutes to thicken it up.

Serves: 9Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 9


  • 1 1⁄4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter 8-by-8-inch pan; set aside.
  • Mix oats, flour, and brown sugar. Blend in butter with fingers until mixture is crumbly. Press half mixture in bottom of prepared pan.
  • Mix applesauce, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and cloves. Spoon sauce over dough, leaving 1⁄2-inch border all around.
  • Combine rest of crumb mixture with chopped walnuts; sprinkle over applesauce. Pat down gently.
  • Bake 40 minutes. Cool completely.