These Frosted Cinnamon Apple Bars are full of fresh apples and cinnamon chips and are topped with a creamy cinnamon frosting. Homemade oatmeal bars are a delicious treat to enjoy this fall.
Sometimes you just need to stop and take a look around you. There are so many things in our lives to be thankful for, but we tend to get busy and not notice many of these things.
I am so guilty of doing this in so many areas of my life. But when I get discourage or down about things going on, I try to open up my eyes and find the happy things in life to give me a better perspective on my life.
I have a loving husband who fully supports all this crazy baking that I do from our home. As I get busier with projects and deadlines, he has been stepping in and helping me out by doing social media and by making dinners some nights.
We have three kids who are getting bigger and helping out more without us always asking them. Oh, don't get me wrong, they still try to get away with things and forget to do their chores each week, but they are also at such a fun stage in life.
They say and do the most hilarious things now to make us laugh. God has definitely blessed us with easy going kids who get along.
Then there are all the small things in life that I usually just take for granted or that I overlook such as new flowers growing, green grass, sunsets, thunderstorms with awesome streaks of lightening, a cup of coffee in the afternoon, clean sheet day, or smiles from a stranger.
My goal this week is to notice the small things in life and to be thankful for where I am at this very moment.
One big thing that I am thankful for is that I am able to work from home doing a job that I absolutely love. I still have to pinch myself because I get to create and share fun recipes like these Caramel Apple Bars or this Snickerdoodle Apple Cake from my own kitchen.
Over the years I have been coming up with new ways to change up these Caramel Oatmeal Bars. Adding shredded apples and cinnamon chips is a fun way to get that apple a day in your diet. Oh, wait...maybe that's not what they really meant. Wink, wink.
How to make Frosted Cinnamon Apple Bars
- Beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat again.
- Stir together the flour, oats, cinnamon, and salt. Slowly mix this into the butter mixture.
- Shred the apples with a food processor or hand held grater. Stir the apples and cinnamon chips into the batter.
- Spread the batter in a greased pan and bake.
- Cool the apple bars and top with cinnamon frosting. (full recipe below)
The creamy homemade cinnamon frosting takes these apple bars to a whole new level. The plain apple bars are great for snacking on for breakfast, but trust me, and add the frosting. It just gives these apple oatmeal bars a little something extra.
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*The post for these Frosted Cinnamon Apple Bars was first published on April 13, 2015. The photos have been edited again, and the post was republished on September 17, 2019.