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Healthy Apple Oat Bars

These healthy apple pie oat bars are a soft granola bar, that is low in sugar
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Course: Snacks
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: soft oat bars, oat bars, oatmeal bars, granola bars, muesli bars, apple pie oat bars
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 95kcal
Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl


  • 1 Cup quick cook oats
  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1.5 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 30 grams coconut oil or melted butter
  • 1 cup apple purée or applesauce 260g
  • 1-2 Tablespoon maple syrup or honey optional


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius or 375 Fahrenheit
  • In a medium bowl, mix the oats, chia seeds (if using) and cinnamon
  • Add the coconut oil or melted butter apple purée and egg (if usuing ), mix to combine
  • Line a baking tray (I use a 20 centimeter square cake tin)
  • Press the mix into the bottom of the baking dish so that it is an even layer, it should be around 1.5-2cm thick
  • Bake at 180 degrees celsius or 375 Fahrneheit for 25 mins, it should be firm to the touch but not hard
  • Cool and slice into squares



  • These apple pie oat bars can be frozen in an airtight container for up to four months.
  • For a softer bar use all quick cook oats
  • If you use all traditional rolled oats the resulting bar is yummy but can be a little crumbly.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely before slicing into bars or squares.

Ingredient notes and substitutions

  • Egg/Chia seeds: You can use either an egg or chia seeds to bind this recipe
  • Butter/oil: you can use either melted butter or melted coconut oil in this recipe.
  • Oatmeal: I like to use a combination of both quick cook and traditional rolled oats, I find this gives these oat bars the best texture. You can make them with all quick cook oats or all traditional rolled oats.
  • Applesauce: I use unsweetened apple sauce, apple purée or apple baby food can also be used.


Serving: 1Bar | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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