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Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars – Tasty Fall Dessert Recipe

It’s time for some apple pie oatmeal bars! They are packed full of flavor and a perfect choice for enjoying the cooler autumn days.

Apple desserts (like these apple crumble baked apples) just scream fall!

It’s fall, y’all! For me, that means three months of non stop baking, decorating and general holidaying.  

Slice with whipped cream and spoon and close up of the dessert with words reading apple pie oatmeal bars.

I just LOVE this time of the year.  Today’s new recipe features these apple pie oatmeal bars. 

Since so much of the next few months is focused on foods, I try, as much as I can, to incorporate healthy whole ingredients in my recipes.

For baking, that means old fashioned oats are going into these Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars.  

Apple pie oatmeal bars with whipped cream and spoon.

We all know how that oats are a super grain that have been a part of morning routines for many years.  I use them all the time in my savory dishes, in hearty breakfast bowls, and in lots of my sweet treats

Time to make these Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars!

I love to take a photo of all my ingredients before I start my recipes.  It makes me drool just thinking about how the recipe will taste, and also makes sure that I actually have everything on hand that I need.

I keep a very well stocked pantry, but sometimes it is hard to find things in it.  So here we go!  Look at what goes into these Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars!Rolled oats, spices, flour, apples, brown sugar and butter in bowls.

I have to admit.  I COULD make the apple filling by hand.  It’s just apples, and butter and flour and cinnamon and salt, and brown sugar, and, and, and.

Speaking of brown sugar – have you ever started a recipe only to discover that your brown sugar has hardened? No problem! These 6 easy tips for softening brown sugar are sure to help.

But Fall is a busy time for me, so canned apple pie filling will do just fine, thank you very much!  Using it cuts the time to make this recipe quite a bit and it tastes delicious, as well.

The first step is to just mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk them all together.

Brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt and rolled oats in a bowl.You can now do one of two things.  Use a pasty cutter to cut in the flour, or just dump it all in food processor and pulse away.

Guess what choice I made…seeing as how busy I am, and all!  Oats, flour and butter in a food processor.

Parchment paper makes clean up easy.

I always line my baking pans with parchment paper when I make bars.  It makes them so easy to take out later and makes clean up a breeze.

Spraying with a bit olive oil in my Misto sprayer helps, too!

Press half of this mixture in the prepared pan.  I just added the mixture and used my hands to press it in, being careful to keep the parchment paper in place.Rolled oat mixture in a pan with ingredients nearby in a food processor.

Spread the apple pie filling over the bottom layer, and then add the remainder of the oatmeal mixture on top.  How easy is that?Apple pie filling in a pan with oat crumble topping.

Bake for about 25-30 minutes until golden brown.Cooked apple pie oatmeal bars in a glass pan with parchment paper.

The oatmeal mixture has a buttery sweet flavor and is nice and crispy and the apple filling tastes like Grandma’s apple pie without the crust.

If you don’t mind crumbly, go ahead and eat them straight out of the oven. (Served warm, the bars will be more like an apple crumble.)  

Warm apple pie bars and ice cream in a gray bowl with a spoon, towel, oats and cinnamon

If firm bars rocks your boat, then let them cool to set well.  I put mine in the fridge to speed this process up.  Either way, both are wonderfully tasty. Apple Pie Bars on a red and white plate with fork, leaves and yellow napkin.

Time to sample the bars.

One bite of these Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars and your family will say “more please Mom!” Apple pie bars with ice cream and spoon.

These Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars are so hearty and delicious.  They are wonderful served with ice cream right out of the oven but also tastes great cold as a quick morning treat. Close up of apple pie bars on a white plate with a serving tool.

Pin these oatmeal bars for later

Would you like a reminder of this delicious apple pie oatmeal bar recipe? just pin this image to one of your cooking boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.
apple pie oatmeal bars with ice cream in a collage.

What is your favorite way to add old fashioned oats in the month of October?  Please share your ideas in the comments below.

If you love hearty bar recipes, be sure to try these blueberry granola bars. They are yummy and Dairy-free!

Yield: 20 bars

Apple Pie Oatmeal Bars

Take a bite of these apple pie bars with ice cream

Enjoy the taste of a home made apple pie in a bar with this tasty recipe.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 30 oz can of apple pie filling
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup plus 6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 º F. Line a 9 x 13" baking pan with parchment paper, and open the apple pie filling and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, butter, brown sugar, baking powder and sea salt.
  3. Place in a food processor and pulse until well combined.
  4. Press half of the mixture into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  5. Spread the apple pie filling over the bottom layer of the oat mixture
  6. Add another layer of the remaining oat mixture on top of the apple pie filling
  7. Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool completely and then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 132mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.

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Saturday 8th of October 2022

The ingredients list butter but none of the steps mention it.

Carol Speake

Saturday 8th of October 2022

Thanks for letting me know. The butter gets combined in the food processor with the oats, and brown sugar mixture. I've updated the recipe card.

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