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This recipe has been adapted from The Vegan Uprising Blog, but I made changes and also reduced the amount of oil and sugar. They came out wonderfully! Such a sweet treat! Enjoy!

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Strawberry Oat Bars

5 from 31 votes
Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 42 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
I like to take favorite flavors and try and up their health quotient. They came out wonderfully! Such a sweet treat!


  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of Earth Balance Vegan Butter at room temp
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup of strawberry jam


  • Preheat the oven to 350°, and prepare a slightly greased square 8 x 8 cake pan.
  • Combine all dry ingredients (first 7 ingredients) in a large bowl. Remove 1 cup, and place in a smaller bowl. Add the butter to this and with your fingers, thoroughly combine to form crumbs. This will be reserved for the topping.
  • In the large bowl, add applesauce and stir to combine. Spread and press into the prepared square pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Once ready, remove from oven (Leave the oven on!) and let the crust cool for 5-7 minutes. Then spread the jam over the crust and crumble the remaining 1 cup crust mixture over the top and bake for another 15 minutes, or until the filling starts to bubble around the edges.
  • Press with parchment paper, putting slight pressure on the bars with the palm of your hand. (This helps form them so they don't crumble out of your hand!) Remove parchment paper after pressing. Cool completely, cut into squares, and enjoy!


Use whatever flavor of jam you have on hand.


Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 214mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

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Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Method: Oven
Diet: Vegan
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Miranda Rivera

Cooking vegan meals brings such excitement and richness to my life! The simple things in life are so beautiful to me. I love meeting new people. Welcome to my plant-based journey!

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