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Gluten Free Applesauce Oatmeal Bars

Deliciously easy gluten free dairy free oatmeal bars made with applesauce and drizzled with a pumpkin spice glaze makes the perfect fall treat!

Gluten free applesauce oatmeal bars with pumpkin spice glaze on a dish

GLUTEN FREE APPLESAUCE OATMEAL BARS

My original applesauce bars turned out so good with the spiced cream cheese frosting that I knew I had to make a gluten free dairy free version! These bars are just as delicious and quick to make.

My dairy sensitive daughter loves being able to enjoy these treats without hurting her tummy. We also LOVE these dairy free gluten free chocolate chip cookies, gluten free nut free granola, and fluffy gluten free dairy free pancakes.

Homemade oat flour makes these gluten free applesauce oatmeal bars easy to make with things you already probably having sitting in your pantry right now!

In order to make this completely gluten free, make sure you purchase oats that are labeled gluten free. 

This is also the perfect way to use homemade applesauce, however, store bought applesauce works just as great.

Supplies

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Gluten free organic old fashioned oats

 

Organic applesauce

 

Non dairy butter. We love Earth Balance.

 

Food processor

 

Stand mixer

 

Baking dish

 

Cooling rack

Making oat flour

If you have old fashioned oats, a blender or a food processor, then you can easily make your own oat flour! Just add oats and blend until it becomes a fine flour.

oat flour in food processor

I like using my stand mixer to make these gluten free applesauce oatmeal bars but you can definitely mix them by hand.

Batter for gluten free homemade oat flour applesauce bars in a mixing bowl   

How to make Gluten free applesauce bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 9 x 13 pan.
  • Combine all ingredients except for glaze into a mixing bowl and combine well.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely on a cooling rack.

gluten free applesauce oatmeal bars

Pumpkin Spice Glaze

  • In a blender or food processor, mix together confectioner’s sugar, dairy free butter sticks, pumpkin pie spice and coconut milk (or other non dairy milk) until smooth and lumps are gone. Add more or less coconut milk depending on the thickness of the brand non dairy milk used. 4 tsp coconut milk will make a more frosting like consistency. 8 tsp coconut milk makes the drizzle consistency.
  • Drizzle over the top of cooled gluten free applesauce bars
  • Cut into bars, serve and enjoy!

gluten free applesauce oatmeal bars

pumpkin pie spice

If you don’t have any of your own pumpkin pie spice on hand, don’t worry. It’s super easy to make your own using the spices you already have in your cupboard.

To make your own pumpkin pie spice, mix together:

  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Store in an airtight container.

gluten free applesauce oatmeal bars with dairy free with glaze on top


Gluten Free Applesauce Oatmeal Bars

Deliciously easy gluten free dairy free oatmeal bars made with applesauce and drizzled with a pumpkin spice glaze makes the perfect fall treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dessert, Gluten Free, Snack, Nut Free, Dairy Free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Jenuine Home

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cup old fashioned oats gluten free, ground into flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tbsp dairy free butter we like Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks
  • 6 tsp coconut milk Or any non dairy milk. Add extra tsp as needed until desired consistency.
  • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

  2. In a blender or food processor, add oats. Blend until oats turn into flour. Add pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix together well.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, add oat flour, applesauce, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Mix until batter is well combined.

  4. Pour batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until middle is set.

  5. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

Glaze

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk confectioner's sugar, dairy free butter, pumpkin pie spice and coconut milk together until smooth. Add more coconut milk until desired consistency. The glaze should stream down off a fork for drizzling across the bars. Use less milk for a frosting like consistency.

  2. Drizzle glaze over cooled bars and serve.

Recipe Notes

To make your own pumpkin pie spice mix together:

  • 3 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

Store in an airtight container.

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