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  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup oats, old-fashioned rolled
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed C&H® Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup C&H® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon rind, grated

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Yields: 16 squares
Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, oats and sugars. Using 2 knives or a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press half of mixture evenly into bottom of prepared pan.

Step 3

Combine apples, lemon juice and lemon rind; toss lightly to combine. Spoon over crust. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture, pressing gently with fingers.

Step 4

Bake 45 to 55 minutes, or until top is golden and apples are tender.

Step 5

When completely cooled, cut into squares.

Additional Tips

One small lemon is sufficient for 1 tablespoon of lemon juice.

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