- 1 1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
- 3 large eggs
2. Put brown sugar and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Mix in applesauce, eggs and vanilla, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
3. Reduce speed to low. Add oat mixture, and mix until just combined. Mix in walnuts and dates.
4. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread batter evenly in dish. Scatter remaining 1/2 cup whole oats over top. Bake until golden and a cake tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack; cut into bars.
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