Whip up these delicious Apple Bars in just a few minutes…using one bowl! This is the perfect recipe for those fixer-upper, or even bruised apples you have hanging around but just can’t throw away. Everything is all made in one bowl, spread in a pan, and topped with a little cinnamon sugar and caramel drizzle.
I love using fresh fruits to make desserts- key lime cake, apple cake, strawberry cake, you get the idea. These apple bars are great for breakfast, or dessert. The perfect Fall treat, they also translate year round and are especially delicious with a dollop of vanilla ice cream!
The first step to making these is to mix the batter in a bowl- start by combining the dry ingredients, then adding the wet ingredients and the apples. Give it a good stir, but be cautious not to overmix- the apples have moisture and will ‘bleed’ into the batter, adding unnecessary moisture.
Next step- spread the batter onto the pan and sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar, and bake. I lined my pan with parchment, but you could also just use nonstick spray.
Once fully baked, let them cool for 10 minutes, and slice them into bars. This recipe yields about 12 bars, roughly 2×3 inches in size. Before serving, I like to top them with a bit of caramel sauce..yumm!
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Enjoy these delicious sweet treats..any time of the day! – Kathi and Rachel
One Bowl Apple Bars are so easy and so delicious!
- 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup chopped apple
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Your fave store bought carmel sauce I used squeeze jar of Smuckers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Grease a 9x9 inch pan. In large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon; set aside.
Make a well in center of dry ingredients and add melted butter, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup of white sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix wet ingredients inside the well of the dry ingredients slowly incorporating dry with wet. Stir in chopped apples. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle over the top of the bars.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven; finished bars should spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan, and cut into squares. I used store bought carmel sauce to finish it all of!! Yum!