Oatmeal Applesauce Bars are easy to make and delicious for snacking.
I started cleaning out my pantry last weekend. I found several jars of homemade applesauce I canned two years ago. My kids don’t eat nearly the amount of applesauce they used to eat. I decided to make applesauce oatmeal bars to use up some of that extra applesauce.
These easy oatmeal bars were a huge hit in my house. They disappeared before I even knew it! I think I’m going to have to start hiding my creations so they last a bit longer. Three teenagers can go through food like crazy!
You don’t need to have homemade applesauce to make these bars. Any type of applesauce will work. You just need two cups for the recipe. I have also made these bars with jam before. They are super delicious too!
Delicious layers of oats with an applesauce filling.
- 1 cup butter cut into small pieces
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup oats
- 2 cups applesauce
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a food processor bowl, add butter, brown sugar and flour. Pulse until mixture forms small, pea sized crumbs.
Add cinnamon and oats. Pulse just until incorporated.
Place half the oat mixture in a lightly greased 9x13" baking dish. Press mixture down with your hands.
In a small mixing bowl combine applesauce and cinnamon.
Pour filling on top of oat mixture. Spread evenly over oat mixture.
Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over applesauce.
Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 40 minutes.
Allow to fully cool before slicing.
Old fashioned oats, not quick 1 minute oats, work best in this recipe.
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