Friday Foodspiration: Apple Pie Oat Bars

I ‘m having so much fun preparing no-bake, freezer, and oven baked treats in my new Pampered Chef silicone snack bar mold. It has been perfect for meal prep and makes the process so much simpler (and fun for the kids).

No need to remove the bars from the pan and slice them into even pieces (no more “his piece is bigger than mine”). Just take them out of the oven, let them cool, pop them out and store for snacks all week long. Or you can even leave them in the pan because it comes with a lid.

You absolutely could make this recipe in a 8×8 baking dish but you may have to leave it in the oven a few minutes longer in order for the center to be set. No raw eggs in this recipe so you don’t really have to even worry about it being cooked through, but you do want a soft chewy texture.

For this recipe, my goal was an after dinner treat for the kids and a great way to prepare the body for a good nights sleep. A mixture of quick (applesauce) and slow (oats) carbs allow the body to maintain a stable blood sugar and support the production of melatonin. The addition of collagen supports the body’s job to clean up and repair while we sleep.

And of course none of the stuff like gluten, dairy, trans fat, or added sugar that we would normally expect from a piece of pie after dinner.


  • 2 cups Rolled Oats (gluten free)

  • 1/4 cup Unflavored Collagen Powder

  • 2 tbs Flax Seed, ground

  • 1 tbs Cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/4 cup Swerve or Lankanto Sweetener

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce

  • 1/4 cup Coconut Oil, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. line a 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper or use a silicone snack bar mold.

  2. Combine the dry ingredients and set aside.

  3. Mix together wet ingredients and then combine with the dry ingredients.

  4. Add a a few tablespoons to each section of the snack bar tray or smooth batter into prepared baking dish.

  5. Bake in oven for 12-14 minutes (maybe a few minutes more for the baking dish) until the top is lightly brown and center appears set. Do not bake until hard because you want these to be chewy and not crisp.

Collagen is optional in this recipe, but I highly recommend it!

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, making up our tendons, ligaments, skin, muscles, and bones. Unfortunately, as adults we start producing less and less collagen resulting in the common signs of aging such as joint pain, wrinkles, and osteoporosis.

Research shows that supplementing with high quality collagen triggers the body’s natural production of collagen. This is especially important after exercise or at the end of the day when they body is required to recover and repair damage to these tissues.

What is high quality collagen? Check out this blog post where I showed you what to look for when shopping for collagen products . . . Could Collagen Really Help Me Feel Younger?

If you want to learn more about the collagen we use and recommend click the link below and be sure to e-mail for a coupon code before you place an order.