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Easy Spiced Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars w Maple Syrup GF and Vegan Option

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  • RECIPE SOURCE Kitchen on Fire
  • PREP TIME 30 min
  • COOKING TIME 30 min
  • TOTAL TIME 1 hrs


  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose or GF flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 7 ounce unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small cubes, or coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon allspice, or 5 spice blend
  • 3/4 cup pecans roughly chopped
  • 2 baking apples cubed 1/4 inch
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 8 oz unsweetened apple sauce
  • , ++butter for greasing the bottom of the pan

Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F.

Butter the bottom of the dish. Line a 2-quart 9x13 rectangular baking dish with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients with a large spatula, or wooden spatula until you get a homogeneous dough-like mixture.

Distribute the mixture into the prepared baking dish and press it down firmly. Run a rubber spatula of the top to make it flat and even. If using coconut oil instead of butter, refrigerate the shaped doughs for at least 30 min. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack for at least 30 min.