October 18, 2020

Apple Pie Bars

By Ange's Table

Hello there.  Good morning, and Happy Sunday to you.

I pray you are well, and get to spend the day today doing what makes you most happy.

Today I want to share with you an easy, and tasty Apple Pie Bar.  I have shared the recipe for  Oat and Fruit Bars in the past, and made it with banana.   One of our favorite ways to have these bars is with apple.

It is warming with the cinnamon, and hearty from the oats.  It is a great bar for a quick breakfast, or a great snack to get you through the day.

One of the things that I want to share here on Ange’s Table, is you don’t have to follow my recipes exactly as they are written.  If you are a long time follower, you will see that I want to make one dish, but don’t have all of the ingredients.  Look and see what you have, and adapt the recipe to is.

No one is there looking over your shoulder to make sure you did it “right.”  In food, especially when you have a limited diet, there is no “right or wrong way.’   Cook and eat what is safe for you, and tastes good.

sliced apples for apple pie bars
Peel and slice your apples very thin
apples mixed with cinnamon and tapioca starch
Add cinnamon, sugar and tapioca to the apples and set aside
dry mix for apple pie bars
Combine the dry ingredients. Mix until you can form it in your hand.
apple layer for pie bars
Add the fruit on top of the bottom layer of oats.
Spread the remaining oats on top of the fruit before baking. Press it down a bit to form solid bars.
Slice into bars, and serve.

Apple Pie Bars

For the bars:
  • 3/4 cup palm shortening, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
For the filling:
  • 2 Tbsp-1/4 cup coconut sugar, to taste
  • 1-2 Tbsp tapioca starch
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups sliced and peeled apples

Preheat oven to 350’F.

Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper, making sure to go up the sides as well.

Combine all ingredients for the bars in a medium bowl until well mixed.  Set aside.

In another medium bowl, combine your fruit and cinnamon.  Mix well, taste.  Add up to 1/4 cup coconut sugar if needed.  Add in tapioca starch and set aside.  Use up to 2 Tbsp, depending on how wet your fruit is.  Banana might require less than sliced peaches.

If using preserves, mix in a bowl until it is all broken up.  Add in cinnamon and 2 Tbsp tapioca starch.  Set aside.

Pour 2/3 of your dry mixture onto the parchment lined pan.  Press down to create the crust.  Try to have it go up the sides a little.

Evenly spread your fruit mixture onto the oat base going all the way to the edges.

Sprinkle your remaining oat mixture evenly over the top, making sure no fruit is visible.  Gently press down into fruit mixture.

Bake 45 minutes -1 hour until the top is nice and brown.

Cool completely in pan.

Use the parchment to lift the oat bars out of the pan. 

Slice into desired sizes.  These bars are best stored in the refrigerator.


I have now shared two different ways we make Fruit and Oat Bars in our house, using banana and now as Apple Pie Bars.  How will you make yours?

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