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!