When life gives you apples… um… bake lots of things with apples in them?
We were given yet another big bag of apples this week, and since my freezer is already full of apple sauce, and I can’t face cutting, dipping and drying any more apple slices, the only thing left to do is bake with them.
We’ve made chunky apple bread, and apple muffins, and baked apple pancakes and today we made some awesome apple and oat bars
These bars are what happens when a muesli bar combines with an oat cookie, and they are delicious!
They are chewy but soft, and cinnamon-ey, and apple-y, and perfect for afternoon tea.
You need to use ‘quick cook oats’ for this recipe, but if you don’t have any just wizz some regular rolled oats in the food processor until they are chopped up a line more finely, but don’t turn them into powder!
You can use wholemeal flour for this recipe and feel free to change the coconut oil for butter if you like, but don’t forget the cinnamon – you can’t combine apple and oats without cinnamon. Eat these delicious apple oat bars while they are still warm!
Apple and Oat Bars
Eat these delicious apple oat bars while they are still warm!
You really do need to wait till they cool if you want to be able to cut them into nice neat pieces, but if you don’t mind a soft, crumbly mess, then eat them with a spoon straight out of the oven cause they are delicious warm!
These keep well in a sealed container and if you cut them when they are completely cooled they travel pretty well too so they are great in lunch boxes.
What is your favourite thing to cook with apples?
I’ve still got a heap of apples waiting to be eaten so I’m still looking for delicious apple ideas. If you’ve got a favourite apple recipe let me know in the comments below!
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Super Sarah says
These look so good, I am definitely going to make them this week, will let you know how I go!
Hi Kate, does this recipe use baking powder or baking soda? – you mention them both! The bars look great and I am keen to make them. Keep up the recipes, I am always keen to try something that has been proven to be popular.
You can use either… whatever you have on hand, it won’t change the flavour or texture.
Thanks Kate – I will give them a go. They look yummy and relatively healthy!