Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe are the perfect fall and winter dessert. Serve warm with ice cream or fresh whipped cream!

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

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The brisk winds of fall are fast approaching! Last week in central Oregon was blustery and wet. This week beautiful 70-degree sunny days!

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

And today, we’re sharing this delicious fall or winter snack: Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars.

Welcome autumn … or is it fall? I often wonder how autumn became the only season with two names?

I did a little research. Before autumn and fall it was “harvest.”

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

As late as the 18th century, English speakers couldn’t agree when, exactly, fall would take place. Some thought fall began in August and ended in November, while others contested that it began in September (at the equinox) and ended in December (with the solstice).

I see a glimpse of the leaves beginning to change, and so are my tastebuds!

Pumpkin, apples, winter (late fall) squash, so many delicous soups, stews, one-pot meals, and desserts!

My palate right now is screaming APPLES! I miss our dear friends back home (Medford, Oregon) and their delicious apples they would bring us every year.

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Apple Oatmeal Bars 

This time I bought Trader Joe’s Apple Cinder Jam (but you can also use Apple Butter) and made these Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe! DELISH!

Serve them warm with ice cream (vanilla, of course).

Or cut them in squares and bring on a picnic or pack in your kid’s lunches!

So easy to whip up a batch.

Friends, I hope you are enjoying fall (or autumn?) and the delicious apple season!


Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

More fall recipes: Skillet Lemon Chicken [RE], Apple Cider Chicken [Well Plated], Baked Apple Chips [Fifteen Spatulas], Pumpkin Spice Apple Monkey Bread [Nutmeg Nanny].

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe
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Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe

Apple Butter Oatmeal Bars Recipe, the perfect fall treat. Serve warm with ice cream, or pack in a school lunch, or bring a pan on a picnic!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 8 -10
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  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. cardamon
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, melted
  • 1 cup apple butter, or apple jam
  • 1/2 cup applesauce


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Mix flour, oats, brown sugar, salt, cardamon, and baking soda in a bowl. Add butter and combine with hands; mixture will be crumbly.
  • Press 2/3 of the flour/oat mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
  • Mix together apple butter and applesauce. Spread apple mixture evenly on top of oat mixture; sprinkle with remaining topping.
  • Bake on middle rack for 25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Store in airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!
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square piece of apple butter oatmeal bar