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sliced apple bars

Apple Oatmeal Bars Recipe

  • Author: Alexis Joseph
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 12 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These wholesome, healthy, and delicious gluten-free apple oatmeal bars make the perfect fall treat.


Units Scale
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 medium apple, diced
  • 1/2 cup apple butter (naturally sweetened preferably)


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease an 8x8in baking dish with coconut oil or cooking spray.
  2. Combine oats, oat flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  3. Add applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, and chopped apple. Stir until combined.
  4. Set aside a heaping half cup of the oat mixture and then press the rest evenly into the prepared pan. Top with apple butter, spreading evenly with a spoon or spatula. Sprinkle the rest of the oat mixture on top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into 12-16 bars. Store in the refrigerator.