Apple Peanut Butter Bars

17 Nov 2015

Apple Peanut Butter Bars

These healthy bars packs are loaded with all the good stuff: oats, peanut butter, apples and raisins. These are like soft and chewy granola bars.

Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars


Healthy snacking is definitely not my forte.

Chocolate makes its appearance at least once in between breakfast and lunch, and from lunch to dinner... well.. I may or may not end up going to McDonalds for a quick snack.

(I take no responsibility for my actions on a busy weekday)



Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars


But then when I go down a grocery store aisle to the granola bar section, I barely see any actually healthy granola bars. There is mostly something that was once a granola bar but is now dipped in chocolate.

And even though that sounds like my ideal snack (you know, aside from chocolate dipped in chocolate), I am trying to be healthier with my snack choices. Which is why these appeared in my kitchen on Sunday evening.


Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars


Another reason I made these healthy bars is because my quick and easy grab-and-go breakfasts are pretty much non existent in my house at the moment. Is it bad that the past few days I have been grabbing two slices of bread on my way out the door and calling that breakfast?

Probably not as bad as it could be, but having something healthy AND tasty is what I have been craving in the early mornings for the past couple of days.

If you are an oatmeal hater...you may or may not be a fan. But since I am a weirdo who loves oatmeal, these bars were right up my alley. With a mix of oats, apple, peanut butter and raisins, it is like you are having a flavor party in your mouth and everyone is invited. And if you don't like raisins, leave them out. Or if you are feeling sinful, replace it with some good chocolate chips. I think we can still call that healthy!


Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars


Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars
printable recipe

What you'll need:
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 medium apple, shredded
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease an 8x8 baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until fully combined. 
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the center is firm and the edges are barely brown. Allow to cool before cutting into squares.

Adapted from Happy Healthy Mama




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16 comments:

  1. I would really enjoy such snack! Yummy!

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  2. I can't simply resist anything with peanut butter!

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  3. Loving these bars, girlfriend. I'm actually a huge fan of granola bars, and I'm pretty good at healthy snacking and eating (when Boy doesn't try to ruin it with his cravings of all things deliciously bad for you). LOVING the addition of raisins and peanut butter in here! Peanut butter makes everything better! Cheers, my dear!

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  4. I'd definitely love these for breakfast! Or anytime, actually. :-) Good stuff -- thanks.

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  5. This sounds wonderful! I am missing too many of the ingredients to make it though, but I am feeling inspired and trying my hands on a different flavour combination :D x

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  6. Yes Yes yes - I sure am feeling sinful so I will just add a handful of some good chocolate chips into these bars - and seeing they are made with oats - why of course they can be called healthy! :)

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  7. These look like a perfect weekday breakfast or mid-morning snack at my desk!

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  8. this is very healthy..I always have to convince myself to eat healthily these days..but still ended up being at McDonald for the Samurai Burger..

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  9. Now I think you can call yourself a health nut! These bars sound like a delicious combination!

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  10. Now I think you can call yourself a health nut! These bars sound like a delicious combination!

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  11. I am also trying to be healthier with my snacking...which is why these are being made very soon!!

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  12. Beautiful recipe! I love the combination between apple and peanut butter, must try it next week. It's perfect for breakfast! I write about Best bathroom heater come to my blog

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  13. They do look delicious! Anything with fruit and oats and I'm sold. The peanut butter is a wonderful addition!

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  14. Hi Cathleen, love these bars, especially the addition of peanut butter.

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