Apple Squares


These easy apple bars made with fresh apples, nuts, and cinnamon are delicious. They hardly last a day at my house!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
16 squares


  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup chopped apple

  • ½ cup finely chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch square pan.

  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon into a medium bowl. Stir 2 tablespoons white sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon together in a small bowl.

  3. Mix brown sugar, 1/2 cup white sugar, and melted butter together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in egg and vanilla. Blend in flour mixture until just combined, then stir in apple and walnuts. Spread mixture evenly into the prepared pan and sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture over top.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until the top springs back when lightly pressed, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely in the pan before cutting into 16 squares.

    close up view of a stack of Apple Squares with an apple in the background, on a white platter

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

143 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 143
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 45mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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