These sweet, cinnamon-flavored apple bars are the perfect accompaniment for your afternoon cup of coffee or tea.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over the edges of the pan. Coat foil with cooking spray; set pan aside.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, the 1 1/4 cups white whole-wheat flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, the baking soda and salt. In another medium bowl whisk together oil, eggs and vanilla; stir in apples. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until combined (batter will be very stiff and dough like). Spread batter mixture evenly in the prepared pan; if necessary, use your slightly moistened hands to pat batter into an even layer. The batter will be shallow in the pan.

  • For the topping, in a medium bowl stir together the 2 tablespoons white whole-wheat flour, the brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle crumb mixture over the batter in the baking pan.

  • Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Using the edges of the foil, lift the uncut bars out of the pan. Cut into bars.


Tip: We do not recommend using sugar substitutes for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 2.4g; carbohydrates 22.3g; dietary fiber 1.4g; sugars 13.6g; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 28.9mg; vitamin a iu 92.1IU; vitamin c 0.7mg; folate 3.7mcg; calcium 9.8mg; iron 0.4mg; magnesium 1.9mg; potassium 44.3mg; sodium 104.5mg.

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Rating: 3 stars
I ended up baking these for 35 minutes. They were done and tasted excellent but they are really soft. I followed the recipe exactly only adding some cardamom with the cinnamon but they were almost too soft to eat; however the taste was great and I m shocked that they re really low in carbs and sugar! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made these the other morning and they were gone by the end of the day! They were absolutely delicious-kids loved them as well. Definitely will be making them again. Read More