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I actually had to dump out the crust, add the oats, and then keep going. I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe Melissa! Cut in the butter using two knives, your fingers, or the paddle blade. Make these gluten-free by using a gluten-free whole grain flour. Pour evenly over the crust. This recipe is too bland and dry.

Hi Donovan- I wrote this recipe and tested it myself MANY times before posting, and then again after posting and didn’t have any issues at all (hence the reason why I shared). I believe you can eat real food without going broke AND without spending all day in the kitchen - come join me! I know these work, but I want to determine where the disconnect is between my recipe and everyone’s kitchen. The longest, toughest part is waiting for it to finish baking so you can steal a nibble. ★☆ If you store these bars in the freezer, be sure to cut them first and wrap the bar twice to prevent freezer burn.

Hi Tiffany!

It turned out awesome and they were so excited to have a special breakfast when they got up this morning! It’s so refreshing to find a like minded resource like you posting such great stuff! I just made these. The mixture should resemble coarse breadcrumbs. I was working with Quaker on an Instagram post about the goodness of oats, and how I love to include them in my daily routine (here’s the Instagram post). The choice is yours really. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options too. WHOA – fried egg on this breakfast bar?! The sifted cup of flour remained a cup, even after sifting again. Perhaps it’s environmental factors that made the difference?

You will need about ¼ cup of this mixture, so add additional apple pieces if necessary. You could make the typical slow cooker apple butter or homemade applesauce or even dehydrate apples for snacking, but I wanted to make something a little bit more fun…. I am making these for dessert on Thanksgiving and adding a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream. That was the first comment from my 7 yr old. It might help if you tell us what kind of apple you’ve been using, since different apples produce very different results. Find out what products I can’t live without! Our apples were from a local u-pick farm. After reading all the comments I thought, “I wonder if it’s sifting that is causing the problem?” and thought I’d post first. I made it tonight and you could tell there was no sugar in th recipe. . Looking forward to my kids feedback in the morning! Made these tonight for breakfast in the morning. These are soft I haven’t tried brown sugar, and don’t know if it would sub as well since it’s solid (not liquid), but you’re always welcome to try! Just found your blog via Pinterest, these bars looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing the recipe, and I’m glad it works for you, but I don’t see myself trying this one again. So, so good. If you want them to be sweeter, add 1/2 cup of raisins when you add the apples.

I used local organic apples. It look yummy!

My husband ate a piece for breakfast this morning topped with a fried egg and loved it.

I dont see apples !?

Thanks for the base for me to start with…I wouldn’t have been able to come up with the whole recipe alone. Learn how your comment data is processed. They were good but not great. Oh, and I’ve always used less salt than the recipe calls for, maybe a scant 1/4 tsp and it’s great that way.

I looked at the recipe again today and realized I totally forgot to add the oats! Went in the trash Love the idea though and the concept of your blog! I find these a nice change. My three year old is enjoying them anyhow! Am I missing something?

I get the feeling, from reading so many recipes on the web, that the younger generations aren’t all taught this very important point. Visiting The Set and Meeting The Cast of The Real O’Neals. Your email address will not be published.


This looks delicious, Tiffany! I just love the flavors of fall, and this recipe is the perfect way to enjoy them!

This method results in bars that are very hard to cut into squares… although they’re just as delicious! They are like a chewy granola bar because of the apples and the egg. They worked for me as written.

We usually prefer not to peel apples because there is so much nutrition and fiber in the peel. Who loves a good fall apple recipe? This easy recipe for soft-baked oatmeal apple breakfast bars is naturally sweetened & healthy for you!

★☆. Enjoy warm, and try them topped with vanilla ice cream! Pears would also be good in these recipes too, as substitutions: . Preheat oven to 350°. Here’s what you’ll need: I’ve made this multiple times using a variety of apples… gala, fuji, honeycrisp, granny smith, red delicious… it all depends on the type of apple you like to eat and what’s available.

I just made these and they looked so perfect and yummy, however the taste wasn’t so pleasant, they were way too salty!!

You’re very welcome Crystal! Sorry… Thats what I get for trying to read the recipe, nurse the baby, do homework with my boys, and referee a sibling toy fight all at the same time ! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I used unsalted butter. I promise it tastes good! Appearance wise…they were spot on. These healthy breakfast bars are no different. They held together as well as expected. Line the inside of your 13 x 9 baking dish with foil and spritz with cooking spray to prevent sticking. So, so good. 10 Fun Photos from The Set Of ABC’s American Housewife TV Show! I have no idea why this recipe would cause so much strife for others, but with just a little added sweetness from stevia, I made this with peaches and it was to die for! Make this dairy-free by using coconut oil for butter. Allow apple oat bars to cool for about an hour. My kids eat oatmeal for breakfast almost every day – they would kiss me if I make these tomorrow morning!