Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars

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Introducing Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars, the ultimate breakfast treat! Packed with old-fashioned oats, banana, cinnamon, and juicy apple, these bars are a wholesome delight. Plus, they’re vegan, gluten-free, and free of refined sugars, ready in just under 30 minutes!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • These oatmeal bars are perfect for meal prep, ensuring you have a delicious breakfast all week long.
  • You can make them in just one mixing bowl, minimizing cleanup time.
  • Sweetened naturally with banana and apple, they contain no added sugars.
  • Enjoy them warm or cold; they taste fantastic either way.
  • Soft, fluffy, and naturally sweet, these bars are a gluten-free breakfast dream.
  • Plus, they’re suitable for vegans, plant-based eaters, and those avoiding dairy and refined sugars.

Tips And Tricks:

  • Make sure to generously coat your 8×8 baking dish with non-stick coconut oil spray or line it with parchment paper to prevent sticking.
  • Use a fork or potato masher to thoroughly mash the banana, leaving no large chunks behind.
  • Test the bars’ doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center; if it comes out clean, they’re ready. If not, bake for a few more minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Yes, these oatmeal bars are entirely vegan, containing no dairy or animal products.
  • Absolutely! These bars are gluten-free, but be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you’re sensitive to gluten.
  • Yes, feel free to experiment with other fruits of your choice!

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 9 bars


  • 1.5 cups mashed overripe banana about 3 large bananas
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or any other nut or seed butter
  • 1/4 cup ground flax
  • 1.5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups diced Fuji apples or any other red apple


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or grease it generously.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mash the overripe bananas until smooth.
  • Add almond butter, vanilla extract, and ground flax, mixing well.
  • Incorporate oats, oat flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and sea salt into the mixture until well combined (the batter will be thick).
  • Fold in the diced apples until evenly distributed.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the bars cool completely before slicing and enjoying!


  • Store these oatmeal bars in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat them in the microwave for 20-30 seconds or enjoy them cold or at room temperature.

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