If you love apple crisp you’ll adore these Apple Oatmeal Bars! Full of oats, cinnamon and apples these bars a quick, easy and full of flavor!
Can you believe its almost apple season? Where did this summer go? Technically there really is no season per se for apples since we enjoy them all year long and they are available all year long but Fall is coming up quick and we can’t help but jump on the apple bandwagon right now.
Apple Crisp is one of my all time favorite desserts, well heck its one of my whole families favorite desserts. There is something about the apple and oats combined that really make it an addicting treat.
These Apple Oatmeal Bars are pretty much Apple Crisp but in bar form. They are quick and easy to whip up and the make a huge pan full, which we cannot complain about because they really don’t last long in our house AT ALL!
You can do whatever you want with these bars. Drizzle with a little bit of caramel sauce or serve with some ice cream. These bars are good warm or cold. For breakfast or dessert, there really is no ideal time besides always to enjoy these bars.
HOW DO YOU MAKE OATMEAL BARS?
Like I said, these bars are pretty simple to whip up! The crust and topping are the same and consist of flour, oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, spices and nutmeg.
You mix the ingredients together and press half of it into the bottom of a 9″x13″ pan. You then slice up some apples thin and layer them on top of the crust and then sprinkle with the remainder of your oat mixture.
Drizzle with some melted butter and pop it in the oven for a bit until it gets nice and golden and cool and cut. I mean how much more simple could these puppies get?
WHAT KIND OF APPLES DO YOU USE?
You can pretty much use any kind of apples that you’d like but the 5 best apples for baking are:
- Granny Smith
- Jonathan/Jonagold (Johnathan crossed with Golden Delicious)
You really don’t need to be picky, just go to your local grocer and a lot of them have signs to say what is the best use for different types of apples.
DO YOU USE OLD FASHIONED OR QUICK COOKING OATS?
For this recipe we used old fashioned oats. You can however use quick cooking if that is all you have, it really won’t make that much of a difference in this recipe regarding which one you use, so it’s not really a fussy decision here.
These Apple Oatmeal Bars really are one of those easy recipe that you’ll want to keep making. My husband likes to break them up and serve them over a bowl of ice cream and sprinkled with a little more cinnamon and a little drizzle of caramel.
The kids also gobble these up like there is no tomorrow. I don’t know about you but my kids are the biggest apple lovers around. It’s hard to keep apples around for recipes because they are constantly asking to have them, which I’m not going to complain about one bit!
So if you’re wanting a delicious and easy recipe that everyone will love then these Apple Oatmeal Bars are just the thing that you will need to make!
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Apple Oatmeal Bars
- 2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 3 medium apples cored, peeled and sliced thin
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line a 9"x13" baking dish with parchment paper and spray with non stick cooking spray, set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together flour, oats, brown sugar, sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Using a pastry blender cut in butter until crumbs form.
- Spread 1/2 of the mixture into bottom of prepared pan and press down.
- Layer with sliced apples then sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.
- Drizzle melted butter over the top and then bake in oven for 30 minutes until golden.
- Let cool slightly before cutting.
- Serve warm or cold.
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