While most desserts aren’t considered “healthy,” these Apple Oat Bars contain some healthy ingredients which supply fiber, antioxidants, and even a little protein. Using whole wheat flour gives the bars a nutty flavor, but in a pinch, white flour can be substituted. Another time, try substituting dried cranberries for the raisins. Although these bars are not fancy, they are good, and are sure to become a favorite.
24 small bars
2 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2 tablespoons cold milled flax, or wheat germ
1 1/3 cups oats
1/3 cup chopped walnut(s)
2 tablespoons raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Spray a 9 x 9 or 7 x 11 inch shallow baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Peel and core the apples; slice them into 1/4" thick slices and set aside
- Cream the butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and flax; mix well.
- Stir in the oats.
- Press 1/2 of the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared pan.
- Arrange the apples over the top.
- Sprinkle the walnuts and raisins over the apples.
- Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the apples, walnuts, and raisins and press evenly to completely cover them.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
- Cool, then cut into bars.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 52
Percent Total Calories From: Fat 45% Protein 7% Carb. 48%
Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 109 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 2% Calcium 0% Iron 4%