James Carrier
Makes 16 bars

Prep and Cook Time: about 30 minutes. Notes: You can store these bars airtight for up to 2 days.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, oil, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, applesauce, and vanilla until well blended.

Step 2

In another bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; stir or beat into butter mixture until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.

Step 3

Spread dough evenly in a lightly oiled 8-inch square baking pan. Sprinkle top evenly with granulated sugar.

Step 4

Bake in a 350° oven until pale golden brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool on a rack about 10 minutes, then cut into 1- by 4-inch bars. Let cool completely.

Step 5

Note: Nutritional analysis is per bar.

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