Chewy Applesauce Oat Bars (GF, DF, EG, NF)

Chewy Oatmeal bars that have a texture just like Nutri Grain Bars.

This recipe has been moved to my new Allergy Friendly food Blog Worth Cooking. See it here.

For convenience here is the ingredient list:

  • 2 cups gluten free rolled oat flour (grind rolled oats in a coffee grinder, food processor, personal blender with a dry cup, or high powered blender)
  • ¼ cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground golden flax (I recommend freshly ground)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or apple pie spice (optional)
  • ½ – ¾ cup sucanat
  • 1 teaspoon corn free baking powder OR ¼ teaspoon baking soda and ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1¾ cup natural, unsweetened, applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • ⅔ cup liquid coconut oil
  • Fruit-only jelly (optional, for serving)



  2. what does the arrow root do? Any subs I can use?

    • It helps to hold it together, and also lighten it up a bit. You should be able to replace it with potato starch, tapioca starch, or corn starch.

  3. these look great!!! perfect for school snacktime!
    thanks for the inspiration

  4. These sound absolutely delicious! As do the pumpkies recipe you posted. I think I’ll have a “cooking day” with my girls tomorrow and let them choose which they want to make. Then they’ll be ready with their allergen-free treat for coffee hour after church on Sunday. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Made these today and they are a big hit! What do find is the best way to store these? Do you know if they freeze well? Thanks!

    • Oh and I made the following substitutions:
      ~ sorghum flour instead of oat flour
      ~ chia seed meal instead of flax seed meal
      ~ 1/2 c. turbinado sugar (ran out of sucanat)

      They tasted yummy plain and with strawberry preserves.

      • Thanks for letting me know! Hearing about substitutions really helps me understand the ingredients I am working with better.

      • What is sucanat? This recipe sounds great! :) Thanks!

        • Sucanat is a whole sugar as opposed to a refined one. You can use turbinado, coconut sugar, sucanat, or even white sugar to replace it.

    • I have not thought about storing as they were gone within an hour of me making them. But, I would say fridge is probably best and if you wrap them well I see no reason they could not freeze well.

  6. I never have liked NutriGrain bars, but these are DELICIOUS!

  7. Courtney says:

    Do you bake these bars? I can’t fintpd the cooking instructions.

    Thank you


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