5-Ingredient Apple Pie Cookie Bars

5-Ingredient Apple Pie Cookie Bars

You should read past this recipe; the post includes a bit of a surprise.

apple pie cookie bars


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup apple butter
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • One 20-ounce can apple pie filling

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Oats and Outfits: Saturday {Holland Oats}

Oats and Outfits: Saturday {Holland Oats}


The moment I saw this tunic in the bin at a Goodwill Outlet Center, I thought of tulips, wooden shoes, and windmills.ย ย In honor of this shirt, I introduce to you Holland Oats.

Don't worry.  I spelled it right :)
Don’t worry. I spelled it right ๐Ÿ™‚

Fresh apples, cinnamon, and honey make this recipe taste just like a traditional Dutch Apple Pie.

Holland Oats


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/4 apple, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 apple sliced (optional–for topping)
  • Honey (optional–for topping)


  • In a small pot, bring applesauce and water to a boil over high heat.
  • Stir in oats and reduce heat to medium.
  • Set a timer for five minutes.ย  After 2.5 minutes, stir in the diced apple and cinnamon.ย  Cook for the remaining 2.5 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl and top with honey and remaining apple.ย  (So you know, I don’t think this recipe needs honey, and I have never topped it with honey, but I could see how some people would want the added sweetness).ย  Enjoy!