Oatmeal Bars with an applesauce filling are easy to make and delicious for snacking. These bars are always a hit with even the pickiest of eaters! Made with an oatmeal crust and an oatmeal crumb topping.
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!
What ingredients do I need to make oatmeal bars?
- Brown Sugar
You can use any type of oatmeal you have on hand. I prefer to use old fashioned oats in these bars rather than instant or one-minute oats. The old fashioned variety is thicker and adds great texture to the bars.
You don’t need to have homemade applesauce to make these oatmeal bars. Any type of applesauce will work. You just need two cups for the recipe. I have also made these Raspberry Jam Bars and these Blueberry Bars. They are super delicious too!
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This recipe was originally posted in February 2018.
Delicious layers of oats with an applesauce filling.
- 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 bars to fully cool before slicing into 12 equal pieces.
Old fashioned oats, not quick 1 minute oats, work best in this recipe.