Who doesn’t love to eat an apple with peanut butter? An apple or banana with a little peanut butter on each bite is one of my favorite snacks, and something I almost always have available to eat. Although I try to not over-do it with peanut butter (it’s very easy to eat too many calories with it), I can’t deny that I love it so much.
Here is a healthy, yummy breakfast that doesn’t have too much fat or sugar, like most baked goods do. Apples and oats make it hearty and full of fiber. Ground flaxseeds help them hold together really well and add essential omega-3 fatty acids. Peanut butter creates a wonderful texture and helps keep you satisfied for hours.
These are not a breakfast pastry like a doughnut or danish. They are like a bowl of apple spice oatmeal in a bar form. It’s a breakfast that’s perfect to make ahead and grab, and something you can feel good about! I have loved making them with the abundance of apples we’ve been picking from our neighbor’s tree (with their invitation).
If you love fall treats and snacks, you’ll love this Pumpkin Spice “Latte“, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, and this Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spice Dip for apples.
If you love an apple with peanut butter as a snack, you'll love these lightly-sweet, wholesome breakfast bars!
- 2-3 apples
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey (more to taste if desired)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 TBSP ground flaxseed
- 1.5 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350.
Grate apples to make 1.5 cups of grated apple.
Stir all ingredients together.
Press batter into a parchment-lined 8x8 inch baking dish.
Bake 20 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes. Spread additional peanut butter on top, if desired. Drizzle a little extra maple syrup on top if you'd like it sweeter.
Cut into 8 bars. Keep leftovers covered and refrigerated, and warm up in the microwave or eat cold.
As soon as I saw this recipe, I jumped up and made it! We have a loaded apple tree, and I have lots of apples to use. These bars are delicious! A really nice texture, and so full of nutritious ingredients–oats, apples, spices.
Aw, so glad you enjoyed them and could use up some apples! 🙂
We love these! This fall I shredded a bunch of apples from harvesting and froze them. Just for this recipe haha. These taste really good with either fresh or frozen apples. My kids (and I) love them.
That’s so cool you can freeze apples, I didn’t even know that! Especially if they’re going to be baked, I’m sure it works great. Thank you!