Feeding Your Family: Apple-Oatmeal Bars

Breakfast on the Run?

Try these Apple-Oatmeal Bars. For crispier bars, use a whole stick of butter and just half a cup of applesauce. Feel free to add leftover cooked oats to the recipe.

  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 Tbs. honey or a sweetener
    with a low-glycemic level,
    like agave syrup
  • 2-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 Tbs. sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbs. pumpkin seeds
  • 2 Tbs. flax seeds, finely ground
    in a spice grinder (optional)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 cup applesauce


    1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

    2. Butter an 8-inch square pan. Melt butter over low heat. Dissolve brown sugar and honey into the butter.

    3. Mix oats, seeds, cinnamon and applesauce. Add sugar-butter mixture. Mix well and press firmly into pan.

    4. Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes, until just browning on the edges. If the bars seem crumbly, press the mixture into the pan again, and then cut into squares
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