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Applesauce Oatmeal Bars

Applesauce oatmeal bars

It’s Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day! This month, I was assigned to Christie’s blog, A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. Throughout the month, I’ve enjoyed looking through all 7 years of Christie’s archives! There were several recipes that I wanted to try, such as Coq au Vin, Blistered Tomato Salad with Scallops, Panna Cotta, and a slew of Macaron cookies. I will most definitely be revisiting those recipes soon, but ultimately baked oatmeal won this month. Now that fall is here, I need to switch up my cold overnight oats breakfast routine and this baked oatmeal recipe is the perfect way to do just that. Reheating a square of these bars each morning makes for a quick, easy, and filling breakfast that keeps me full until lunch. The flavors of fall are an added bonus, too. Thanks for the great recipe Christie!

3 cups Applesauce, drained
2 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Ground Allspice
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped (I used pecans because that is what I had)

Line a strainer with paper towels or cheesecloth. Pour the applesauce into the strainer and drain for 20 minutes (Don’t skip this step like I almost did. It’s amazing how much liquid drains out of the applesauce). In a large bowl, combine the oats, both flours, butter, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender (or your fingers), combine until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Press 2/3 of the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle the nuts over the oats and spread the applesauce over the top. Top with the remaining oat mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. 

SOURCE: A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Reader Comments (17)

These bars look great and are perfect for Fall. Happy Reveal Day!!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEmily @ Life on Food

A good hearty stick to the ribs recipe. Great SRC pick.

Mmm... love warm and cozy baked oatmeal - fantastic pick this month!!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah @ Making Miracles

Smart breakfast! Great SRC choice!

A recipe that welcomes Fall like nobody's business! :-)

Great choice for your assignment this month...

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSallyBR

What a wonderful fall breakfast recipe - great pick this month!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLauren Everson

Oh yummy, I bet this made your house smell AMAZING while it was baking!!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

Yum, perfect for fall. Great pick this month!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTara

Great recipe~ I always have applesauce and this recipe would be great for any occasion. Lynn

Awesome! I think that's the second time it was chosen. Must be a winner! These look delicious!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

This looks amazing! I have been having oatmeal for breakfast for the past few days, but maybe I'll change it up a little and have this instead!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterA Taste of Madness

I love oatmeal bars and these look wonderful! A perfect little treat for the fall. YUM!

September 22, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteramy @ fearless homemaker

PERFECT recipe for this time of the year and so healthy too!

September 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

This looks delicious, and would make a great bake ahead dish for quick breakfasts through the week.

September 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterApril

Perfect for the first day of fall, right? Great choice!

Such a lovely autumnal recipe. Great SRC pick!

September 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbakingaddict

I just made some Apple Pie Bars the other day, and this sounds like another great apple bar recipe. Pinning! Great SRC pick this month!!

September 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commentersusan @ the wimpy vegetarian

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