Combining the texture of a soft, cakey granola bar and the comforting flavors of apple pie, these breakfast treats are a nutritious and delicious on-the-go option.
2 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
1 cup apple cider
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 large egg, beaten
3 tbsp butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and coat paper with the cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Add the apples to a large bowl with the apple cider, brown sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla. Stir to combine. To large bowl, slowly stir in dry ingredients until incorporated.
Transfer mixture to baking pan. Place another sheet of parchment on top of mixture and press down firmly into an even layer and into corners. Remove top piece of parchment.
Bake 30–35 min., until golden brown. Let cool and use parchment paper to lift from the pan. Cut into 16 bars and store in a sealed container.