Cooking with Aubrey

Chewy Raspberry Apple Bars

It’s time for back to school and packing healthy lunches and snacks. My son starts preschool this week and I want him to have variety and nutrition in snack bag. Not all of his snacks will be homemade, but I think occasional homemade snacks where I know the ingredients are something I can manage. He also enjoys helping me bake, so it’s a fun activity we can do together. Preschoolers to adults will appreciate these bars packed with oats and fresh fruit. Plus they are nut-free, which is a requirement in his school.

Make sure the applesauce is at room temperature, so the applesauce stays in a liquid form.

Chewy Raspberry Apple Bars


  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries, diced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 and lightly coat an 8 inch square baking pan with butter (or cooking spray).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oil and applesauce until smooth. Add in milk, honey and cinnamon until thoroughly combined. Stir in the oats so evenly coated with applesauce mixture. Gently fold in  raspberries.
  3. Press the oat mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 16-19 minutes. Cool completely to room temperature in the pan before slicing into 10 bars.


Aubrey SchultzAubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at

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