These are a sweet, sorta healthy bar dessert, adapted from and was originally recommended by Jenn’s Bookshelves.  I woke up yesterday thinking about this recipe, got up, and got going on it.  When asked what I was making, I answered, “Something I don’t think anyone but me will like!”  But I was wrong, 2/3 of the family loved them.  Too sweet for breakfast, though, even for me.What's left of the Apple Squares

½ cup AP flour

½ cup almond meal

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon nutmeg

1 egg

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ cup butter, melted

½ cup chopped apple (about one medium apple)

½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted lightly and chopped

little bit of cinnamon sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 9” pan.

Whisk together first six ingredients in a medium bowl.  Beat egg in a larger bowl, then beat in sugars and vanilla.  Slowly beat in melted butter.  Stir in flour mixture; batter will be stiff.  Stir in apples and walnuts until evenly distributed.  Spread batter into pan and sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon sugar if desired. Bake for about 30 minutes, until bars spring back when lightly touched.  Cool in the pan, then cut into 16 squares.

Printable version here:  APPLE SQUARES


2 responses to this post.

  1. Yummm — they good and easy. And you’re right, these are perfect for a last-minute sweet attack.


  2. Showed your pic to Alex (16). He said, “that looks delicious.”. 🙂


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