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Apple Oatmeal Bars

These low-sugar bars are like apple-cinnamon oatmeal on the go! Make them ahead of time and keep the bars in the freezer for about three months.

 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, divided
 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
 2 large eggs
 ½ cup maple syrup
 1 medium apple, peeled or unpeeled, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

 

1

Place rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

2

Blend 1 cup of oats in a blender or food processor until a fine powder forms, about 30 seconds. Transfer the flour to a medium bowl. Add the remaining oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.

3

Place the applesauce, eggs, and maple syrup in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the oat mixture and stir to combine.

4

Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the apple pieces over the top, lightly pressing them into the batter.

5

Bake until golden-brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes in a metal pan, or up to 30 minutes in a glass or ceramic pan. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.

Recipe from: The Kitchn

 

Ingredients

 5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats, divided
 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp baking powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
 2 large eggs
 ½ cup maple syrup
 1 medium apple, peeled or unpeeled, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Directions

1

Place rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

2

Blend 1 cup of oats in a blender or food processor until a fine powder forms, about 30 seconds. Transfer the flour to a medium bowl. Add the remaining oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt and stir to combine.

3

Place the applesauce, eggs, and maple syrup in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the oat mixture and stir to combine.

4

Transfer the batter to the prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle the apple pieces over the top, lightly pressing them into the batter.

5

Bake until golden-brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes in a metal pan, or up to 30 minutes in a glass or ceramic pan. Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares and serve.

Apple Oatmeal Bars

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