Baked Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars

These Baked Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars are amazing — they taste like apple crisp! You won’t even know they’re “healthy”. :)

apple cinnamon oat bars

Baked Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars



  • 1.5 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 and 1/3 C oats
  • 1/3 C walnuts
  • 1/4 C ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 C raisins
  • 1/2 C brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon


  • 2 apples, chopped
  • 1/2 C unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 C milk (or non-dairy substitute)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350. In two separate bowls, mix dry and wet ingredients.

Add wet ingredients to dry, stirring until mixed. Add mixture to a non-stick or sprayed baking pan (mine was 7 x 11, but use whatever you like). Don’t forget to add a sprinkle of raw oats on top to make it look pretty!

Bake about 30 minutes; fork check to test done-ness.

apple oatmeal bars

Enjoy immediately as a healthy breakfast or a tasty power snack! :)



  1. 4
    Nichole Mavrikidis says

    Hi just wondering how you store these? I have 2 little ones so it’s nice to have some quick to pull out for them :)

    • 5

      You can just cut them into bars, wrap in foil, and either freeze or refrigerate in a large Ziploc! In the fridge they will last a week-ish. Enjoy!

  2. 6

    What does “fork checking” mean?

    • 7

      Just stick a fork into the middle of the bars, and if it comes out clean, they are cooked and done. If it comes out goopy, they need more time!

  3. 8

    Is there any way to omit or substitute something for the walnuts? Where I would like to take this has people who are either allergic to nuts or dislike walnuts in particular.

  4. 10

    Is there any substitute on flour? I am trying to cut back on it.

  5. 12

    Hi I just made these and they are delicious! A great healthy snack. I was just wondering, approximately how many calories would be in one slice. (I sliced them like in the picture) Thank you. :)

    • 13

      I’m so glad you liked them! I haven’t calculated the nutritional stats, but you are welcome to if you want to know! is a good site for that.

  6. 14

    These look great and with apple season coming soon, I can’t wait to make them. Do you recommend peeling the apples or leaving the peel on? I love the peel, but I’m not sure if it makes a difference in terms of baking.

  7. 16

    Just made these and they turned out great! What a wonderful snack. Thank you!

  8. 18

    Hi! I am a long-time reader (first time commenter!). I just made these and they are AMAZING! I went apple picking last weekend and had more apples than I knew what to do with so I went on a recipe hunt and these looked like a great option. I’m always looking for snack sized treats to grab on the go or eat quickly before runs and I love your recipes. These are awesome – so dense, delicious and filling! Thanks!

  9. 20

    What kind of apples do you recommend using for this recipe? Any favorites from experience?

  10. 22

    These look really tasty. I think I will try them with coconut sugar and sprouted wheat flour. Yum! Pinning this!

  11. 23

    I really want to try this recipe but I don’t have flaxseeds could I substitute anything for them? maybe chia seeds?

  12. 25

    My family loves these and the kids don’t notice all of the great things inside! One question – any thought to putting in a leavening agent such as baking powder – why or why not? I was thinking it might make them a bit crispier.

  13. 27

    For anyone who is wondering, I figured out the calories on SparkRecipes. If you cut these into 12 bars, the nutritional info is as follows:

    Servings Per Recipe: 12
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 203.3

    Total Fat: 4.7 g
    Cholesterol: 32.0 mg
    Sodium: 25.4 mg
    Total Carbs: 39.4 g
    Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
    Protein: 5.5 g

  14. 28

    Hi! I want to try this recipe, but I would like to know if I can replace the applesauce with something else. Thank you!

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