Applesauce bars Recipe

Here's a fun snacking cake that was developed by Emily Richards, P.H. Ec., for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. It has lots of apple taste and is perfect to tuck into kids lunches to tote along or when friends are coming over for a visit
Applesauce bars picture


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time35 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings24
VegetarianMain Ingredient
Interest Group,


 Whole wheat flour1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (375 Ml)
 Wheat bran1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (125 Ml)
 Ground flax1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (50 Ml)
 Baking powder15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
 Cinnamon2 Teaspoon
 Ground nutmeg1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Pinch
 Unsweetened applesauce500 Milliliter (2 Cups)
 Packed brown sugar125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
 Canola oil75 Milliliter (1/3 Cup)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 137 Calories from Fat 42

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.3%

Saturated Fat 0.47 g2.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17.6 mg

Sodium 70.5 mg2.9%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.2 g21%

Sugars 6.5 g

Protein 4 g7.8%

Vitamin A 0.5% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 6.9% Iron 8.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In large bowl whisk together flour, bran, flax, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, if using and salt.

In another bowl, whisk together applesauce, brown sugar, eggs and oil. Pour over flour mixture and stir until moistened.

Scrape batter into greased and parchment paper lined 13 x 9–inch baking pan and spread evenly. Bake in 350 F oven for about 35 minutes or until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean. Let cool completely and cut into bars.

Tip: Use a cookie cutter to cut out your favourite shapes for the kids.