Sep 13, 2023 Apple Oat Crisp Bars

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This month’s superfood is as synonymous with all things fall as it is with back-to-school season. Chances are you’ve probably heard of the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” After looking at the health benefits and nutrient profile of apples, there may very well be some truth to it. Apples are packed with nutrients such as Vitamin A, C, K, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and anti-inflammatory antioxidants like quercetin and catechins. On average, a medium-sized, 8-oz. apple contains about 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake, making it a great source of dietary fiber. Due to their unique nutrient profile, consuming apples regularly offers many health benefits. Their high fiber content makes them great in foods to include to support a healthy weight and gut health. Additionally, apples contain polyphenols, a substance that helps to slow the absorption of glucose (sugar) into the bloodstream and prevent sudden blood sugar spikes, making it a useful aid in diabetes prevention. Lastly, flavonoids found in the skin of apples not only offer heart-protective benefits but can also help lower blood pressure and decrease your risk for stroke.

This Apple Oat Crisp Bar is a quick and convenient way to enjoy healthy, wholesome ingredients and all the cozy, warm flavors of fall.


  • 3 cups, old fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups chopped apples (small diced)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 1 pinch of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and prepare a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray or parchment paper.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients (oats, flour, sugar, apple, baking powder, cinnamon and salt) and whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, vanilla, honey, and melted butter) and stir into dry ingredients.
  3. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through and golden brown.
  4. Let bars cool before cutting and serving.

Serving Information

Makes 12 servings

Nutrition Information

Per serving: Calories: 205, Total Fat (g): 5 g, Carbs (g): 32 g, Fiber (g): 3.5 g, Protein (g): 5 g, Sodium (mg): 214 mg