Vegan Oatmeal Cookie Bars


A sweet, chewy cookie. You and your kids can eat the delicious dough with impunity! A serious crowd pleaser, these are guaranteed to fly off bake sale tables. They're also the perfect gift to bring to new neighbors. Serve with a tall glass of vanilla soy milk.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
16 big bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 1 cup dried cherries

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (Optional)

  • ½ cup pancake syrup

  • 1 cup applesauce

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Mix flour, white sugar, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a large bowl. Stir in oats, cherries, walnuts, and pancake syrup. Make a well in the center; pour in applesauce, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract. Mix until dough comes together. Press dough into a 10x15-inch baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool before cutting into bars.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute brown sugar for the pancake syrup if desired.

If using sweetened applesauce, cut sweetened by 1/4 cup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
14g Fat
44g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 82mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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