Apple Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Try out this tasty and wholesome apple, oats and peanut butter bar for an easy breakfast on the go!

Serving size: 10 bars

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup natural, no-sugar-added peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose or white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups finely diced apple

 Preheat oven to 375°; grease a 9x9-inch baking pan. In a bowl, stir together the applesauce and peanut butter until smooth. Stir in brown sugar. Add vanilla, milk and egg and mix well (mixture will be clumpy). Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and stir until smooth. Stir in oats and apple. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until bars are set, about 20 minutes. Let cool, then cut into 10 rectangles.

Nutrition facts (per serving)

  • 214 calories
  • 8g fat
  • 175mg sodium
  • 33g carbs
  • 4g fiber
  • 7g protein

 Looking for another good-for-you and filling recipe idea for breakfast ? Try Cherry Overnight Oatmeal.

Bryn Mooth is the author of the Findlay Market Cookbook, the editor of Edible Ohio Valley  magazine, and she also publishes a website called She loves cooking tasty and uncomplicated dishes, cultivating a small vegetable garden and shopping at the Tristate area's many local farmers markets. Saturday mornings, you'll find Bryn at Findlay Market bright and early, doing much of her grocery shopping for the week. She's pleased to be partnering with Healthspirations to share her recipes, how-tos and information about eating healthfully in Cincinnati!