Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars

These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast.
These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast. | wildwildwhisk.comThe holidays are over but I’m still craving all those cozy holiday flavors like cinnamon and cardamom. These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make. And they contain all my favorite holiday flavors. They are made with 100% oat, so it is safe for those avoiding gluten for any reason. I used coconut oil, which gives a delicious scent while you’re mixing up the batter. And they have just one egg white, used as binder for the bottom of the oatmeal bar. The apple pie filling is precooked lightly in a mixture of lemon juice, brown sugar and spices. The lemon juice gives a bright flavor to the filling that I love. 

These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast. | wildwildwhisk.comThis Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars recipe can be easily doubled and baked in a 9”x13” baking pan if you want to make a bigger batch for the whole family to share throughout the week. They will store well in an airtight container in the fridge. Or you can wrap them individually in plastic wrap so they are ready for you to grab and go in the morning.

These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast. | wildwildwhisk.comRecipe Tips and Tricks

  • Honey crisp apple is my favorite apple to snack on, so I used them in this recipe. However, you can substitute your favorite type of apple except granny smith, which would be too tart and dry for this recipe. 
  • 1 pound of apple is about 3 medium apples.
  • I used golden brown sugar for this recipe which is the same as light brown sugar, but you can use either light or dark brown sugar depending on what you have in your pantry. 
  • I used coconut oil in this recipe but if you don’t normally bake with coconut oil and don’t want to buy a jar just for this recipe, feel free to substitute with butter. Other type of oil can be used but I think coconut oil and butter will give the best flavor. 

These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast. | wildwildwhisk.comI love that I can just grab one of these Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars from the fridge along with my coffee and breakfast is ready. And of course, they can double as a great afternoon snack with tea as well. 

Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars Recipe

5 from 9 votes
These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast. | wildwildwhisk.com
Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast.

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Servings: 9
Author: Wild Wild Whisk
Ingredients
For the oatmeal bars:
  • 8 ounce rolled oat divided
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed (light or dark) brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • 6 tablespoon coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 large egg white
For the apple filling:
  • 1 pound honey crisp apple
  • 1 tablespoon lightly packed (light or dark) brown sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • A pinch of cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions
Prepare the filling:
  1. Wash the apple, peel, core and cut into small bite size.
  2. Add the apple to a small sauce pan along with sugar, salt, cinnamon, cardamom and lemon juice.
  3. Cook over medium heat until the sugar completely dissolves and the apple are starting to get soft.
  4. Turn off the heat and set aside until ready to use.
Prepare the oatmeal bars:
  1. Line an 8”x8” square baking pan with a long piece of parchment paper with the excess hanging over the side of the pan and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. Measure out 8 ounces of rolled oat by weight and set 1 cup aside. Put the rest in a food processor and pulse until you get a medium ground.
  4. Add whole rolled oat, oat flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and cardarmom in a medium bowl and mix until evenly distributed.
  5. Drizzle in the melted coconut oil and mix until thoroughly incorporated and everything is equally moist.
  6. Measure out 1/2 cup of the oat mixture and set aside to use as crumble topping.
  7. Add 1 egg white to the rest of the oat mixture and combine until everything sticks together and forms a ball.
  8. Dump the oat mixture into the prepared baking pan and spread it to cover the entire pan evenly.
  9. Add the apple filling and all its juice on top.
  10. Sprinkle the oat mixture without egg set aside earlier evenly over the apple filling.
  11. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the crumble topping is lightly brown.
  12. Let cool on a wire rack completely before removing from the pan and dividing into individual serving.
These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so easy to make and have all the flavors of the holiday packed into a healthier New Year treat and on-the-go breakfast. | wildwildwhisk.com
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18 Comments

  1. Maya
    October 19, 2018 /

    How much flour is used in this recipe?? The amount doesn’t appear in the list of ingredients, but is used in the preparation of oat base.
    Also, can I use butter instead of coconut oil?

    • Trang
      Author
      October 20, 2018 /

      Hi Maya, there is no flour used in this recipe. The instruction calls for oat flour, which you make from grinding rolled oat in the food processor in step 3 under “prepare the oatmeal bars.” Yes you can substitute melted butter.

      • Maya
        October 21, 2018 /

        Ahhhh….. I see. Thanks for the clarification about ‘flour’. Can’t wait to make these—they look yummy!

        • Trang
          Author
          October 21, 2018 /

          Glad I could help, let me know how they turn out for you 🙂

  2. January 18, 2018 /

    These. Yes. So much yes. They look SO good- and so simple too! Pinning these guys for sure.

    • Trang
      Author
      January 18, 2018 /

      Thanks Karly!

  3. January 14, 2018 /

    This looks AMAZING and I have just add the ingredients on to my shopping list for next week.

    • Trang
      Author
      January 15, 2018 /

      Thanks Jackie! Hope you enjoy 🙂

  4. January 12, 2018 /

    These apple bars look fantastic. I have not been baking nearly enough lately.

  5. January 12, 2018 /

    I adore oatmeal and apple pie–so the combination of the two is perfect. And while the holidays may be over, I still think we can enjoy these 🙂

  6. January 12, 2018 /

    I’m so meal prepping this for my snacks this week!?

  7. January 12, 2018 /

    I love apple pie and these bars look so delicious! Oatmeal and apple pie filling is such a great combination ♥

  8. January 11, 2018 /

    These bars look so tasty! I love that you’ve added cardamom -Such a great spice!

    • Trang
      Author
      January 11, 2018 /

      I absolutely love cardamom! Thanks Christine!

  9. January 11, 2018 /

    What wonderful flavours gotta give these a try!

  10. January 11, 2018 /

    Great recipe, thanks for the tips

  11. Ken and Mai
    January 11, 2018 /

    I can literally taste them!

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