Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Spiced Apple Breakfast Bars




A cool fall morning, apples from the cider mill and some early baking has produced a delicious treat to go with my coffee. My kitchen smells of fall and my day is starting out just right on this last day of September. The bowl of freshly picked Honey Crisp apples sitting on my counter has been crying out to be turned into a fall, apple flavored dessert, of some sort and what could be better than breakfast bars. The spices; cinnamon and nutmeg, are evocative of autumn and go hand in hand with the flavor of apples. If you have a shiny red bowl of apples, these breakfast bars are quick to put together and bursting with flavor.

As always when I bake, I substituted Truvia for the white sugar and Splenda brown sugar in place of regular brown sugar. This recipe is very adaptable to other ingredients and would be delicious with walnuts or raisins. Enjoy!


Spiced Apple Breakfast Bars


2 cups Honey Crisp Apples ( peeled and chopped)

1/3 cup brown sugar ( I used Splenda for baking)

1/3 cup white sugar ( I used Truvia equivilent )

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup vegatable oil

2 T butter, melted


Combine apples, sugars, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small mixing bowl. Mix well and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add the egg, vanilla, oil and butter. Mix well, then add the apple mixture. Stir well, until there is brownie batter consistency. Place in a 8x8 baking pan, sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 35 minutes. Serve with a sprinkle of powdered sugar if desired.


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  1. Your apple breakfast bars sound [and look] delicious. It's on my list to go to a cider mill soon. I was going to take my granddaughter to Yates on Monday after school, but she had just been there on Saturday and didn't want to go again.

  2. This is an apple recipe I have not yet tried to make. Thank you for sharing; the look delicious.

  3. Yum! I'm going to have to try this. :)

  4. I have been afraid to use stevia and truvia in place of sugar. Do you really have good luck? Are you careful about which recipes you use to substitute? I use stevia for everything now, but have just given up on baking. This recipe sounds delicious!

  5. Thanks Vicki . . . I am going to try this recipe . . .
    Lucky me . . . I have Honey Crisp sitting in a bowl on the island all ready for me!

  6. Oh Girl, I wish I had some with my morning coffee:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

  7. These sound delicious. It's cool and rainy here today and this kind of weather makes me want to bake. I love all things apple this time of year. Happy Fall!

  8. Yum! These would be perfect for busy school mornings. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love quick easy recipes like this for the kids! Thanks for sharing this at Home Sweet Home!

  10. Sounds good, and I love anything with apples!


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