Fruit Bars for Labor (or anytime)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup apple sauce, plain unsweetened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup coconut, unsweetened flakes
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup frozen fruit, blueberries, raspberries, rhubarb or peaches
(optional: Add up to 1 cup slivered almonds or pecan pieces)
1. Combine butter, sugar, apple sauce, vanilla and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Mix to combine.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Mix until combined. The dough will be thick like cookie dough.
3. Add 3/4 of the dough to a 8x8 pan that has been prepared with cooking spray. Sprinkle frozen fruit on the top. Add the rest of the dough by spoonfuls on top.
4. Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 minutes or until golden brown.