Friday, October 11, 2013

Apple Crumble Bars

I've already gone apple picking twice this season, yet I've neglected to post an apple recipe.  Oops?

The truth is, I've only made one so far.  Double oops?

But, in the hopes of regaining at least some of my food blogger status, it was a really good recipe and I still have 20 billion apple to use.  Soooo, hopefully there'll be a bit more of an apple explosion in the weeks to come.

Back to today's recipe.  It's simple, yummy, and positively full of fall flavor.  We've got apples, cinnamon, some maple syrup, all baked to warm perfection.  With vanilla ice cream or whipped cream it would be absolutely perfect.

So there.  Let the apple season of Mix it Up begin!

Apple Crumble Bars
For crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp milk (or more if dough seems to think)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
For Filling:
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped apples
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch/arrowroot flour/starch
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease an 8x8 square pan.  Mix together dry ingredients for crust in a large bowl.  Add wet and mix until a sticky and thick dough forms.  Add more milk if needed.  Take about 2/3 of the dough and press into the bottom of the pan until the whole area is covered.  Set aside remaining dough.  In another bowl, mix together all filling ingredients.  Pour filling onto dough in pan.  Scatter remaining dough in top.  Bake in preheated oven for 25-20 minutes, until crust has turned golden brown.  Let cool before cutting into 16 squares.  I think these are best served warm.

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  1. Looks delicious! I love how they have shades of the Autumn leaves as well, perfect little feel-good snack :D x

    1. I didn't even think of that, but that totally is the color. Would ya look at that? They're even more perfect for fall than I thought! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi! I absolutely love your blog! I love the idea of healthy and delicious recipes with uncomplicated ingredients, your recipes are amazing :) I was just wondering, is it possible that many of your recipes aren't listed in the recipe page? Like the quinoa granola bars, the chocolate pumpkin muffins, the oat flour blueberry muffins, the chocolate banana cake, the avocado brownies, the lemon honey cheesecake, the chocolate cookie dough oatmeal bars, the chocolate banana cookies, the lemon cream cupcakes, the cookie pie and so many more! It's just that its a pity that so many wonderful recipes aren't listed, many of my favorites I found by clicking on "older posts" and was so surprised that many of my favorite recipes weren't in the main recipe page! Thank you so much for the work you put in your blog and congratulations!

    1. First of all, thank you so much! I absolutely love comments like these. Secondly, you're absolutely right. I've been super busy and haven't gotten the time to update my recipe page lately. Sorry about that! I'll try to find the time to do it soon.

    2. :) haha no pressure, I supposed you must be busy with all the recipe making!

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    The meaning of this is that you actually get rid of fat by eating Coconut Fat (in addition to coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!