Posted on

Apple Crumble Oat Bars

These oat bars are very simple to make and are great for this time of year, especially if you’ve just been apple picking!

Makes 12-16 bars.

Ingredients

Apple filling:

  •  4 medium apples, (peeled, cored, finely diced)
  •  2 tbsp corn flour
  •  1/4 cup / 85g coconut sugar
  •  1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla 
  •  ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  •  ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg

Crumble:

  •  2 cups / 200g Oat Pantry Maple & Pecan Porridge oats
  •  2 ½ cups / 375g all-purpose flour or gluten free flour alternative (e.g. oat flour, coconut flour)
  •  1 cup / 170g coconut sugar 
  •  1 cup / 227g melted vegan butter
  •  1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the apples and place to one side.
  3. Line a 12 x 9.5 pan with parchment paper.
  4. Now to make the delicious crumble. Mix the oats, flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, and ground cinnamon together in a bowl. Pour in the melted vegan butter and combine until you have a sandy/crumble like texture.
  5. Press two-thirds of the crumble mixture into the prepared pan. Press it down tightly.
  6. Top with the apple mixture and sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture over the top of the apple. Bake for 50-60 minutes. We find baking for 30 minutes with silver foil over the top and then removing for the final minutes help to stop the top over browning.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack for at least 30 mins to cool. Once cooled you can also place them into the fridge for a short period of time to make it easier to cut into slices.