These low-sugar, kid-friendly Berry Oat Tahini Bars—filled with the goodness of fruits, whole grains, and sesame seeds—are perfect for packing up for lunches and snacks (for young and old alike!), or for a picnic, hike or post-workout power up. In fact, the whole family will enjoy these healthy snack bars! Soft and allergy-friendly, these Berry Oat Tahini Bars pack in whole grains, fruits and seeds, with just a tiny bit of pure maple syrup for natural sweetening power.

Step-by-Step Guide:

Process berry applesauce, tahini, vegetable oil, maple syrup, vanilla, whole wheat flour, oats, ground flax seeds, baking powder, and salt.
Mix fruit spread/jelly and water in a small dish.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Place batter in a 9X9-inch dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Drizzle batter with fruit spread/jelly. Bake for about 40-45 minutes.
Slice into 9 squares and serve!

Watch me make this recipe in my Plant-Powered Live Show on Instagram here


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Berry Oat Tahini Bars

  • Author:
    The Plant-Powered Dietitian

  • Total Time:
    1 hour

  • Yield:
    9 servings 1x

  • Diet:


These completely plant-based, healthy kid (and adult) friendly bars are very low in added sugars, plus they are packed with whole grains, seeds, and fruits.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place berry applesauce, tahini, maple syrup, vanilla, flour, oats, flax seeds, baking powder, and salt in the container of a food processor or high-powered blender. Process until smooth—about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Spray a 9 X 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pour batter into pan and spread it evenly in the pan.
  4. Place fruit spread/jelly in a small dish and mix in water until smooth. Spoon over batter evenly and place pan in the center of the oven.
  5. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, until fork inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Slice into 9 bars.


To make this recipe gluten-free use a gluten-free flour.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 197
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 30 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 28 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4 g

For other plant-based bars, check out the following:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chickpea Bars
Red Raspberry Crumble Bars
Six Layer Vegan Magic Bars

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