Applesauce Oatmeal Bars

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The official start of my favorite season is almost here. I love everything about fall – the cool temps, the food, the colorful leaves, and the fashion. So I already got a jump on my fall baking with these easy applesauce oatmeal bars. I love baking apple and pumpkin recipes so much!

You make the simple crust/streusel topping with butter, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and oats. The food processor makes this a cinch to put together. Then spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and press half of the mixture into the bottom of the pan. The other half you use as a streusel topping to sprinkle over the applesauce mixture that is sandwiched in between the layers.

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The middle applesauce layer is so simple. It’s just applesauce mixed with some cinnamon. The result is a tasty cookie bar that tastes just like a slice of a crumb topped apple pie. You can enjoy these bars as is or top them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Either way is delicious. We actually enjoyed these applesauce oatmeal bars the day after when they were chilled.

I do have at least one more apple recipe headed your way! This one will be for breakfast! Pumpkin recipes aren’t too far behind also. I already have one done.

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Here is what you need to make the

Applesauce Oatmeal Bars


Applesauce Oatmeal Bars

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  • 1 cup softened butter cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • Filling
  • cups applesauce
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with a non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a food processor, add butter, brown sugar and flour. Pulse until mixture forms small, pea sized crumbs.
  • Add the 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and oats. Pulse just until incorporated.
  • Add half the oat mixture to prepared baking dish. Press mixture down with your hands to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • For the filling, in a small bowl, combine the applesauce and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • Spread the filling on top of oat mixture in the pan.
  • Sprinkle remaining oat mixture over applesauce.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 40 - 45 minutes until golden brown.
  • Allow bars to fully cool before slicing into 12 equal pieces.
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Recipe adapted from Beyond the Chicken Coop.

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  1. Yummy and easy to make. I didn’t dig out my food processor but used my pastry blender instead….worked well. Question: Since there is applesauce in these bars, do they need to be refrigerated. You mention “chilled” in one of your comments, but not sure. Thanks so much for the recipe.