Breakfast | Snack

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 30 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 12


  • 140


  • 2g


  • 31g


  • 3g




  • 2½ Cups Old Fashioned Oats, divided
  • 2 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • ¾ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • ¾ Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • ½ Cup Pasteurized Honey
  • 1 Medium Apple, washed thoroughly and grated
  • NNuts:

    Replace the almond milk with cow’s milk or nut-free milk alternative such as soy milk.

  • EEggs:

    Replace the eggs with a commercial egg replacer or use ground flax seed. (Mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds with 3 tablespoons water. Set aside. Mixture equals 1 egg replacement.)

  • GGluten:

    Oats are naturally gluten-free, but for those with


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat an 8x8 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

  • 3.

    Combine Dry Ingredients In a blender, place 1 cup of old fashioned oats and blend until the oats turn to a flour-like consistency. Pour into a mixing bowl and add the additional 1 ½ cups oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.

  • 4.

    Combine Wet Ingredients In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, applesauce, vanilla, almond milk, and honey. Wash hands and cooking surfaces after handling raw eggs.

  • 5.

    Mix Ingredients Mix the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir well.

  • 6.

    Add Apple & Bake Fold in the grated apple. Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  • 7.

    Cool & Serve Allow to cool completely before consuming; cut into bars and serve. Cover and store bars in the refrigerator within 2 hours. Bars will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

  • 8.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe Created by Meijer Registered Dietitians

Nourishment Notes


Oats are bland in flavor and mild in odor making them a well-tolerated food option during episodes of nausea.


Applesauce is mild in flavor and is low in fiber. Applesauce is part of the “BRAT” diet that is often used to help fight nausea. “BRAT” stands for, bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast.

Fatigue Buster

  • Ask for Assistance

    Ask a family member or trusted friend to help prepare this recipe.

  • Make a Double Batch

    Try to make a double batch. Freeze the bars in single servings and defrost in the microwave on days when energy levels are low to stay nourished. Bars will keep covered in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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