Soft and Chewy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars

Soft and Chewy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars

These oat bars make a perfect, chewy, yet slightly sweet snack to power you through your day!  They are simple to make and slightly softer than traditional granola bars.  Plus, apples and cinnamon make everything better… am I right?  Place in a cool, dry place in an airtight container, or store them in the fridge.

 

AuthorLeah ClapperCategory, DifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ingredients

 1 cup rolled oats
 ½ cup ground rolled oats or oat flour
 1 tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp baking powder
 pinch salt
  cup rice crisps
 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
 ¼ cup raisins
 ½ cup apples, peeled and diced into small bits
 2 tbsp oil (such as coconut or vegetable)
 2 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tbsp honey
 2 tbsp apple sauce
 ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2

Spread out 1 cup rolled oats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toast in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, mix together oat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. If you do not have oat flour, simply grind 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a blender.

4

Add rice crisps, sunflower seeds, raisins, and apples.

5

Heat oil, brown sugar, and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Then, add the mixture to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

6

Add apple sauce, vanilla extract, and rolled oats (once they are done toasting). Stir.

7

Transfer mixture into a 9" x 5" loaf pan (or baking pan of similar size) lined with parchment paper. Press down to make very compact (this is important so the bars don't crumble). Placing a sheet of parchment paper on top then using another pan to press seems to be the best method. Otherwise, simply using a fork or spatula works as well.

8

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, or longer for less soft bars. Let cool before slicing.

Ingredients

 1 cup rolled oats
 ½ cup ground rolled oats or oat flour
 1 tsp cinnamon
 ¼ tsp baking powder
 pinch salt
  cup rice crisps
 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
 ¼ cup raisins
 ½ cup apples, peeled and diced into small bits
 2 tbsp oil (such as coconut or vegetable)
 2 tbsp brown sugar
 3 tbsp honey
 2 tbsp apple sauce
 ½ tsp vanilla extract

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

2

Spread out 1 cup rolled oats on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Toast in preheated oven for about 10 minutes.

3

Meanwhile, mix together oat flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. If you do not have oat flour, simply grind 1/2 cup of rolled oats in a blender.

4

Add rice crisps, sunflower seeds, raisins, and apples.

5

Heat oil, brown sugar, and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, stirring occasionally. Then, add the mixture to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

6

Add apple sauce, vanilla extract, and rolled oats (once they are done toasting). Stir.

7

Transfer mixture into a 9" x 5" loaf pan (or baking pan of similar size) lined with parchment paper. Press down to make very compact (this is important so the bars don't crumble). Placing a sheet of parchment paper on top then using another pan to press seems to be the best method. Otherwise, simply using a fork or spatula works as well.

8

Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes, or longer for less soft bars. Let cool before slicing.

Soft and Chewy Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars



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