Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars

Prepping your meals can be a real time saver! Whether its main meals or snacks, it’s never a bad thing to have a lunchbox in the fridge or freezer to grab and go! Meal prep doesn’t have to be fancy food and it doesn’t have to be time consuming. As long as you aim to keep your meals balanced, they’re going to be very helpful in regards to fuelling your body. Not only can meal prep save time, but its convenient, cost effective and may help reduce food waste! So it’s a win win really.

To help inspire you, I have shared a few favourite recipes of mine that are great for making and taking on the go – and don’t worry, they’re super easy to whip up too!

Apple Cinnamon breakfast bars


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour (can use plain or self raising)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon + an extra sprinkle
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar + 1 teaspoon
  • 4 tablespoons of melted ghee butter (or coconut oil)
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 medium apple (cut into thin slices)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Prepare a baking tray around 2- 3 inches deep and 10 inches by 8 inches (these are rough measurements). Place baking paper in the tray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the oats, flour and 1/3 cup of brown sugar. Add the melted ghee, water, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and vanilla essence, and mix until all ingredients is combined together.
  3. Set aside 1/2 a cup of this mixture and use the rest to line the baking tray. You can use your hands to spread the crust evenly in the tray and then set aside.
  4. Cut your apple into think slices and cover the top of the crust (as shown in the photo). Then sprinkle across 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and finish off with a dusting of cinnamon. Then spread the 1/2 cup of the crust mix that you set aside across the top of the apples.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Once baked, it is important to let them cool properly as the bars will harden slightly whilst cooling.
  6. You can then remove them from the tray, allow to cool further and then cut evenly into squares
Note: these oat bars should be stored in the fridge (in a container or wrapped in cling film) and will last for around 5 days. You may also freeze these bars by cling filming them and storing in the freezer.
Total time: 55min
    Don't forget to check out Sophie's other meal prep recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desert in the healthy recipe section!! 





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    Sophie Bertrand - Registered Associate Nutritionist ANutr 

    As a qualified nutritionist, Sophie works with clients at the Rhitrition Clinic on Harley St to help them achieve their nutrition related goals in a safe environment. Sophie is also a host of the podcast @forkingwellness and author of the website You can find Sophie on the details below

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