Apple Cinnamon Oat Bars: fANNEtastic Food Has Some Explaining To Do


After meeting Anne from fANNEtastic Food at the blogger ride last week, I decided to take the plunge and make one of her famous recipes. They look delicious, include fresh ingredients, and shoot me that come-hither stare from across the interwebs every time I browse her site. Enough with the temptation. Time for action. I’m always looking for a quick and healthy breakfast option, and with the impending Snowquestration storm hitting DC tomorrow, I settled on the cozy, feel-good baked apple cinnamon oat bars.


If you like apple crisp, pie, bread pudding, or cobbler, you’ll love this recipe. It’s the same taste but with healthier ingredients. At least that’s what I’m telling myself, because I had zero self restraint after they came out all toasty and cinnamony from the oven. Holy cow, Anne, you have some explaining to do. Think you can just whip up an addictive recipe without providing the antidote? Not okay. I have to know: HOW DO YOU STOP EATING THESE.


I’ll send you over to her site for the full recipe and step-by-step instructions. I used a deeper pan than she did (using what I had) and they turned out just fine – I just adjusted the timing by a few minutes to make sure they cooked all the way through. Another note: it may look like adding two chopped apples is overkill, but trust the recipe and go with it. You won’t be disappointed.


This is honestly one of the best things I’ve baked in a long time. Healthy, filling, full of no-nonsense ingredients, and absolutely lip-smacking good. I will definitely be putting these on heavy rotation and may need to make a second batch to inhale enjoy during the impending snow day. Goodness knows the first lot didn’t last long.


Thanks for the absolutely addictive recipe, Anne, and let me know when you figure out how to break the vicious cycle of baking/eating the apple cinnamon oat bars! I’m hooked!


  1. Leila March 6, 2013 / 7:21 am

    Thanks for this post! I know that if I can’t make being fit and losing weight fun, I will never get the motivation to do anything healthy. Doing things like taking my dog for a walk or in a nearby mountain area can be a nice change of pace. Whatever can be done to vary things is much better than doing the same old thing.

    Eating food with no taste isn’t going to help you to lose weight either.
    One of the things that I like to do is to shop around
    at local markets to find really tasty but very
    healthy foods so that my brain associates eating healthy with tasting

    Thanks again for writing this article. There’s not a lot of good information about being healthy. I know that this is going to help a lot of people!

    • DC Fit Crasher March 6, 2013 / 12:20 pm

      THank you Leila, glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Anne March 6, 2013 / 9:05 am

    Omg… now I want some too! Glad you liked them 😉

    • DC Fit Crasher March 6, 2013 / 12:21 pm

      I LOVE these Anne, they’re so delicious and have enough heft to carry me through to lunch time. I’m so glad you created them!

  3. Anne March 6, 2013 / 9:08 am

    In other news, I’m glad my photography skills have improved significantly since 2009! 😉

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