Apple cinnamon oat bars

Now this recipe is very similar to my strawberry oat bars as I used the recipe for them as a template for this one. However, my apple cinnamon oat bars are also inspired by the autumn season and taste absolutely delicious as the flavours I have use have worked perfectly together. Whether you keep them in the fridge as a snack, or grab one before you leave the house for a breakfast on the go… these little bars are perfect being that they contain complex carbs, healthy fats, fruit and protein which is provided from the oats. (and of course they are sweetened with a little bit of sugar)!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour (can use plain or self raising)
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon + an extra sprinkle
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar + 1 teaspoon
  • 4 tablespoons of melted ghee butter
  • 4 tablespoons of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 medium apple (cut into thin slices)

 

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Method

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degree celsius. Prepare a baking tray around 2- 3 inches deep and 10 inches by 8 inches (these are rough measurements). Place baking paper in the tray.
  • In a bowl, combine the oats, flour and 1/3 cup of brown sugar. Add the melted ghee, water, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and vanilla essence, and mix until all ingredients is combined together.
  • Set aside 1/2 a cup of this mixture and use the rest to line the baking tray. You can use your hands to spread the crust evenly in the tray and then set aside.
  • Cut your apple into think slices and cover the top of the crust (as shown in the photo). Then sprinkle across 1 tablespoon of brown sugar and finish off with a dusting of cinnamon. Then spread the 1/2 cup of the crust mix that you set aside across the top of the apples.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. Once baked, it is important to let them cool properly as the bars will harden slightly whilst cooling.
  • You can then remove them from the tray, allow to cool further and then cut evenly into squares.
  • Note: these oat bars should be stored in the fridge (in a container or wrapped in cling film) and will last for around 5 days. You may also freeze these bars by cling filming them and storing in the freezer.

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Enjoy! SHK x

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