Apple Pie Granola Bars

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It’s finally Fall, and you just returned from your favorite apple orchard with freshly picked apples. Now, you’ll need to put them to good use by making a delicious snack! This granola bar recipe from TheKitchn is just the right recipe for you, and it will amaze your tastebuds and the kids at your next picnic.


7 tablespoons unsalted butter

1/3 cup loosely packed light brown sugar

3 tablespoons golden syrup, honey, agave syrup, or brown rice syrup

2 1/4 cups instant oats

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 medium apples, grated (1 scant cup grated)

1 medium apple, cored, halved, and very thinly sliced (optional)


Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper, making sure there is excess paper hanging over the 2 long sides; set aside.

Melt the butter, sugar, and syrup in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat. Add the grated apples, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and salt. Stir until well-combined.

Transfer the mixture to the baking dish. Use the back of a spoon to press it evenly into the baking dish. If using apple slices, fan them out over the mixture and press them down slightly. Bake until just starting to turn golden-brown at the edges, 25 to 35 minutes.

Let cool in the baking dish for 15 minutes. Remove the slab from the pan by grasping the excess parchment and lifting it out. Place on a cutting board and cut into 16 bars.

Recipe Notes

Storage: The bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days. They can also be tightly individually wrapped in plastic wrap.

Variations: Add in a few tablespoons of chopped nuts, seeds, or dried fruit for a different flavor.

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