Apple Bars

Apple Bars

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 and 1/2 cups fresh apple - shredded (about 2 large apples)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts - chopped
  • 2/3 cup dates - chopped
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 2 Tablespoons butter - melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
There's something wonderfully simple about these bars. They're mostly comprised of oats and shredded apple, but they come out like chewy granola bars that taste like a mix between a cookie, homemade cereal and apple cinnamon oatmeal. I've made 2 adjustments (reflected above) to the recipe since it was submitted in 2004. For added flavor, I added 1/4 cup brown sugar and just 2 Tablespoons of melted butter. These are great for on-the-go or warmed in the microwave with a pat of softened butter. (This recipe was tested and photographed in May 2014.)

Homemade Apple Bars

How To Make Apple Bars

In a large mixing bowl, stir ALL ingredients together. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare an 8 x 8 baking dish with a coat of cooking spray.

Spread mixture into cooking pan. Cook for 30 to 35 minutes.

Cut into bars while still warm.

Homemade Apple Bar

Cooking Notes:
You can use raisins in place of the dates and chopped pecans in place of the walnuts. You can also replace the apple juice with cranberry juice or any other fruit juice. All-purpose flour can be used in place of the whole wheat flour.

Homemade Apple Bars Recipe

These are terrific served fresh and warm. You get the great taste of walnuts and dates in every bite.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank KennyRogers for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Apple Bars?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 5 votes.

From sally n.
Rating (out of 5):  

Not bad. Not great. I added one large beaten egg so they would hold together better. The taste of fresh apple was good, but the bars were crumbly. I doubt I'd make them again.

Comment submitted: 10/18/2011 (#13045)

From Val

Just wanted to let people know that it also works if you use 1 1/2 c applesauce in place of the grated apple and apple juice. I also added one egg. Then I added 15 minutes or so to the bake time. Delicious.

Comment submitted: 8/23/2009 (#8589)

From Michelle
Rating (out of 5):  

I added some sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and added applesauce. Really good w/ the additions.

Comment submitted: 8/2/2009 (#8490)

From Candie
Rating (out of 5):  

Hubs and I love these! I used raisins instead of dates and added a 1/2 of a bananna (that was super ripe), plus some cinnamon. Great low sugar snack!

Comment submitted: 6/16/2008 (#5538)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Mike Tecmire (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I love this recipeee ooo yes i do!!!!

Comment submitted: 1/16/2008 (#4389)

From Cool

Fun Food Frenzy! Just did a recipe similar to this with nutmeg and cinnamon, maybe that will help. Keep in mind, we all tend to like our food too sweet.

Comment submitted: 10/22/2006 (#543)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Mr Breakfast (Team Breakfast Member)

Hi Michelle - Sorry you weren't too happy with this one. I'll try to contact the recipe submitter ("KennyRogers") and see if he made any inadvertent omissions. Speaking of the Kenny Rogers - what's up with that face lift? Anyhow... anyone have better luck with one? Spice suggestions?

Comment submitted: 9/10/2006 (#295)

From Michelle
Rating (out of 5):  

My kids wouldn't even finish one of these. We thought they were rather tasteless. Maybe some cinnamon or other spices would help, but I probably won't make them again.

Comment submitted: 9/8/2006 (#286)

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