1 1/3 cups apple sauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 2/3 cups rolled oats
2 tablespoons flax meal or whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8-inch square baking pan with butter or oil.
Combine the apple sauce, vanilla and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir them in to combine.
Transfer the mixture to the baking pan. Level out the surface with a spatula. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the sides are crusty and lightly browned.
Place the pan on a rack to cool. Once at room temperature, section into bars.