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Wondering what to make with apples? Take a break from apple pie, and try these easy apple bars instead. It’s one of our favorite homemade apple recipes because you don’t have to spend time peeling the apples (and it’s super tasty, too).

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan. Coat foil with cooking spray; set pan aside.

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the granulated sugar, the 1 1/4 cups white whole wheat flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the baking soda, and salt. In another medium bowl whisk together oil, eggs, and vanilla; stir in apples. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until combined (batter will be very stiff and doughlike). Spread batter mixture evenly in the prepared pan; if necessary, use your slightly moistened hands to pat batter into an even layer. The batter will be shallow in the pan.

  • For the topping, in a medium bowl stir together the 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour, the brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the batter in the baking pan.

  • Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Cut into bars.

*Test Kitchen Tip:

We do not recommend using sugar substitutes for this recipe.


To easily remove bars from a pan, line the pan with aluminum foil.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 29mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 22g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 14g; protein 2g; vitamin a 92.1IU; vitamin c 0.7mg; folate 3.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 105mg; potassium 44mg; calcium 10mg; iron 0.4mg.