Cinnamon Nut Bars Recipe
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Cinnamon Nut Bars Recipe

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Classic bar meets good-for-you ingredients in this updated recipe. If you have the patience, after the bars are cool, store them in a tin for a day to allow the flavors to meld...I think they taste even better the next day.— Heidi Lindsey, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 142 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda. In another bowl, combine egg, oil, applesauce and honey. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts.
  2. Spread batter into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  3. Combine icing ingredients; spread over warm bars. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Nut Bars in Healthy Cooking Annual Recipes Annual 2014

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bfordok User ID: 2188168 249724
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2016

"Has anyone used all plain flour? I never have whole wheat flour and wonder if I may substitute plain all purpose flour."

snowfalln2 User ID: 4794520 233690
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2015

"I made these for work everyone loved them. I didn't put the icing on them I sprinkled them with powdered sugar. I will make these again very easy to make and delish!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1184954 218026
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"Easy and quick. I used unflavored cooking coconut oil. My only suggestion would be to put frosting on when almost completely cool. Will make again."

grannyfromwisc User ID: 7988042 217315
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Super moist and yummy. I used almonds in my recipe and when I prepared the batter it seemed that there was so little of it to be used in a 13x9 pan. But they ended up looking like a brownie bar size in the pan so perfect."

sstetzel User ID: 158954 216983
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"Amalet, sugars are a subcategory of the total carbohydrate count of 18 per serving. Our nutritional listing only lists the categories as a whole. Hope that clears up any confusion."

AMalet User ID: 3794201 216948
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of cnfectioners sugar yet

your Nutritional facts, is silent on sugar content ?? How Is that possible . What is going on at Tast of Home ?"

pardeemom User ID: 6428400 216842
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"These are very delicious and moist. They were better the next day and reminded me of a cinnamon roll in terms of flavor. We will be making this again."

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