Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup dried fruit such as dried cranberries, raisins and/or chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup oat flour*
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Instructions: 
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with a long sheet of parchment paper, allowing for 2-inch overhang on each side.
  3. Spread oats and coconut on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake until just golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly.
  5. In a large bowl, stir together cooled toasted oats and coconut, dried fruit, walnuts and oat flour.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together applesauce, honey and vanilla until evenly blended. Stir applesauce mixture into oat mixture until combined. Spread mixture in the prepared baking pan, pressing down to compact.
  7. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars.
  8. Store the bars in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

    *Oat flour is available in the bulk department, or you can make a quick batch by whirring quick cooking oats in a blender or food processor until powdery.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving (Makes 10 to 12 bars): Serving size: 1 bar, 220 calories (90 from fat), 10g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 31gcarbohydrates, (4 g dietary fiber, 18g sugar), 4g protein.
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