Orange Oatmeal Applesauce Bars

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Looking for a quick grab-n-go recipe for fall? These Orange Oatmeal Applesauce Bars are a great breakfast for busy mornings, add in a lunchbox or enjoy as an after school snack! These bars are gluten-free, dairy-free and made with delicious Limoneira oranges!

We love that these bars are made with nourishing whole food ingredients such as apples, walnuts and oats! They are naturally sweetened with fruit making them the perfect no added sugar treat! Prep these bars ahead of time or enjoy making them with your littles.

Applesauce bar squares with orange and apple slices surrounding them.

Health Benefits of Ingredients


Oats are a complex carbohydrate, which help keep you full for longer. They also contain iron! Consuming plant-based sources of iron with vitamin C rich foods, such as the orange in this recipe, will help your body absorb the iron better. Your body needs iron to aid your cells in carrying oxygen throughout the body.

Walnuts & Flax Seed

Walnuts and flax seed contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are known to support brain and heart health! They also contain fiber, which may aid in digestion and lowering inflammation. The antioxidants found in these foods may help reduce your risk of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

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Hand holding applesauce bar with bars on the counter in the background.

Orange Oatmeal Applesauce Bars

Print Recipe


  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed Limoneira navel orange juice
  • 3 medium apples
  • 1/4 cup cassava flour
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Chop apples and then add into a blender with orange juice, cassava flour and ginger powder. 
  • Blend until a smooth applesauce forms.
  • In a food processor, add oats, walnuts, flax seed, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract and oil. Pulse to form a crumbly mixture.
  • Using a large baking dish, add half of the crumble mix.
  • Then add the applesauce mix for the second layer.
  • Top with the remaining crumble mix.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Once bars have cooled, top with orange zest and cut into squares!
Author: Healthy Grocery Girl
Squares of oatmeal applesauce bars on counter with orange and apple slices.

If you love this recipe, see below for more delicious snack recipes! As always all Healthy Grocery Girl recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free and predominantly plant-based.

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Hand holding applesauce bar with more bars and orange slices in the background.

This video was created for the Limoneira YouTube Channel! Megan Roosevelt, RDN is the Spokesperson for Limoneira. To see all our tips & videos makes sure to visit & subscribe to the Limoneira YouTube Channel! 

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