Breakfast | Snack

Apple Crisp Breakfast Bars

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 45-50 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 9


  • 194


  • 6


  • 31


  • 3




  • 1 Cup Quick Oats
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • ¼ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Cup + 2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup, divided
  • 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, room temperature
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Medium Apples, washed and chopped fine
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ Tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Tsp Cornstarch
  • GGluten:

    Use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour; purchase certified gluten-free oats

  • EEggs:

    Substitute the egg for a flax egg


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 350°F and line the baking dish with parchment paper and set aside.

  • 3.

    Make Dough In a large bowl, add the quick oats, flour and salt. Add ¼ cup maple syrup and butter and mix well. Dough will appear crumbly.

  • 4.

    Reserve Mixture For Topping Reserve ½ cup of the mixture for the topping and set aside.

  • 5.

    Whisk The Egg In a small bowl, whisk the egg and pour over the dough. Mix until well incorporated and a sticky dough forms. Press dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

  • 6.

    Stir Remaining Ingredients To another large bowl, add the chopped apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cornstarch and remaining 2 Tbsp maple syrup. Stir until the apples are evenly coated and pour over crust in the prepared baking pan.

  • 7.

    Top The Apples Top the apples with the reserved oat topping.

  • 8.

    Bake & Serve Bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to sufficiently cool before removing from baking dish. Cut into squares and enjoy!

  • 9.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from Healthy Family Project

Nourishment Notes


Apples are filled with antioxidants which may help protect the lungs from oxidative damage.


Oats contain a unique antioxidant called avenanthramides. This type of antioxidant is especially beneficial for lowering inflammation in the body. In addition, some research indicates that early introduction of oats may decrease the likeliness of childhood asthma.

Breathe Better Food Tips

  • Apple

    Apple can be high in salicylates, try a lower salicylate variety, such as golden delicious.

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