These Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars Are An Easy Gluten-Free Meal

I used to buy breakfast bars all the time. They were such an easy breakfast on-the-go solution for myself and my family. That was until I read the labels and realized just how unhealthy they really are. Also I am feeling much better since I greatly reduced my gluten intake. Truth is, unless you make it, you have no idea what is being snuck into your food. So why not make your own healthy apple cinnamon breakfast bars?

Delicious Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars

If you are looking for an easy, healthy and delicious make-ahead gluten-free breakfast you’re going to LOVE these apple cinnamon oatmeal bars. Make a batch to last for breakfast for the next few days. They’re soft and chewy, and full of chunky apples and (my favorite) cinnamon! Frankly, the apple cinnamon packet from the box of instant oatmeal I remember as a child were the ones I would hoard…and these bars taste just like them.

These healthy apple bars would be great for breakfast, snacks or included in school lunchboxes.

NOTES on ingredients for this gluten free breakfast bare recipe:

  • These bars are lightly sweetened. If you prefer them sweeter you can increase the amount of maple syrup to 1/4 cup.
  • Use pure maple syrup, not the cheap “pancake” syrup which is loaded with corn syrup and maple flavoring. It’s super unhealthy. I get pure maple syrup costs more but not much more if you get the big jug from Costco. 
  • If you don’t like chunky apples (I don’t know you), you can substitute organic apple sauce or blend the whole apple.

Why I Have Cut Back On Gluten

I do not have celiac, but was told by my functional medicine doctor to really cut back on gluten to reduce inflammation. I immediately noticed less bloating, less inflammation, more energy, less brain fog and my skin is clearer (also cutting back on dairy helped my skin and bloating too). As soon as I eat gluten now, I can feel it.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars (Gluten Free)

Yields: 9 servings
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 large apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • 3 tablespoons plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place a piece of parchment paper in an 8×8” baking pan.
  2. Peel apple, roughly chop half, and dice the remaining half.
  3. Place all ingredients in a blender, except for the diced apple. Blend ingredients until smooth.
  4. Fold the diced apple into the blended ingredients. 
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
  6. Bake for 22-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. After baking, allow the cake to cool for 5-10 minutes. Slice and enjoy.

Notes:

These healthy apple bars would be great for breakfast, snacks or included in school lunchboxes. They are lightly sweetened. You could increase the maple syrup to ¼ cup if you’d like them a bit sweeter. If you have kids that will not enjoy the small chunks of apple, you can simply blend the whole apple instead into the batter.

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Yield: 9

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars (Gluten Free)

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These healthy apple bars would be great for breakfast, snacks or included in school lunchboxes.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 large apple
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • 3 tablespoons plain, unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place a piece of parchment paper in an 8x8” baking pan.

  2. Peel apple, roughly chop half, and dice the remaining half.

  3. Place all ingredients in a blender, except for the diced apple. Blend ingredients until smooth.

  4. Fold the diced apple into the blended ingredients. 

  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.

  6. Bake for 22-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  7. After baking, allow the cake to cool for 5-10 minutes. Slice and enjoy.

Notes

These healthy apple bars are lightly sweetened. You could increase the maple syrup to ¼ cup if you’d like them a bit sweeter. If you have kids that will not enjoy the small chunks of apple, you can simply blend the whole apple instead into the batter.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 118mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g
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3 thoughts on “These Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars Are An Easy Gluten-Free Meal”

  1. Can the yogurt be subsituted with a dairy free option (like coconut yogurt) and still taste ok?
    If you haven’t tried it, I will and can let you know!

    Reply

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