Makes 16 small or 9 large bars


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (about 28) dried apricots, each one cut in half crosswise


    Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8- x 8-inch pan with nonstick spray and line it with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on each side. Spray the top of the parchment paper, as well.

    In a large bowl, combine both flours, oats, brown sugar, salt and nutmeg. Make sure all of the brown-sugar lumps are incorporated, then stir in the melted butter, applesauce and vanilla. Fold in the apricots.

    Spoon the batter into the pan, pressing it flat with the back of a spoon or spatula.

    Bake for about 30 minutes, until golden. Let the pan cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes, then lift the parchment paper out and let the bars cool completely on the paper atop the wire rack. Transfer the paper to a cutting board and use a large knife to cut into squares.

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