I'm Mikhaela.

I quit sugar five years ago when I was pregnant with my first son. It was making me fat, sick, lethargic and miserable. It was hard, but I got there and the reward has been incredible. For me and my family.

This is a personal blog. A place that I share #refinedsugarfree recipes and other family favourites.

Thanks for stopping by.


Healthy Apple Pie Bars with chia seeds

Healthy Apple Pie Bars with chia seeds

I bought some green apples the other day and hadn't done anything with them. Usually I would definitely make an Apple Pie. Cinnamon sugar and all.. but I was up at 430am and  didn't think eating Apple Pie at 7am would be beneficial to my day..

So.. I put something together that is super easy. One bowl wonder** It holds together brilliantly and is nutritious healthy energy. Great for children, adults, people trying to eat less sugar, people trying to eat less food (this bar fills you up), people trying to make something quick and easy.. It freezes. Refridgerates. It's just damn good. I don't know why anyone would BUY this kind of nosh. You'd pay $5.00 a bar in some health market and you can make it and have 8 bars for $5.00.


  • 3 granny smith apples grated peel and all
  • 2 free range organic eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil - melted
  • juice and rind of one lemon
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup rice malt syrup (or honey/maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup wholemeal spelt flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats


Pre heat oven to 170 C . Line a a bread tin with baking paper and grease with coconut oil.

Whisk the eggs, rice malt syrup, vanilla and coconut oil together until small bubbles form.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix with a spatula until well combined.

Pour into prepared tin and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Let it cool before you slice into bars.

These Apple Pie bars will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. They are also great for freezing for school lunch boxes.

Mikhaela x

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