Cinnamon Apple Oat Bars

November 26, 2014

I mentioned that my two biggest pregnancy cravings have been these oat bars and apples. I can’t get enough. Every week I make a batch of oat bars and I have apples in some form or another every day. While I was in New York my sister and I went on numerous runs looking for dried apple chips. I just love the Bare Fruit apple chips but they’re hard to find. I may need to experiment with making my own. Anyway, over the weekend I combined my two current loves into these amazingly delicious cinnamon apple oat bars.

apple cinnamon oat bars

They encompass everything that is good and right with food and fall. I lightly sauteed the apples with a little butter, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and sugar before putting them in the oats . The apples are great just like that if you want to put them over ice cream or eat them directly from the pan, which I’m not ashamed to admit that I did.

Saturdays are usually my oat bar making days, but to be honest, they are so easy to whip up that I can make them on a weekday if I think to. For this specific batch, I had some cinnamon apples leftover from earlier in the week. So I put them together.

The mix of the oats with the slightly crunchy apples, the plump raisins and the ginger was SO good. I was out of almonds but I think adding a nut to the mix would have taken them over the top, in the best possible way.apple cinnamon oat bars

Cinnamon Apple Oat Bars
 
Deliciously fall apple cinnamon oat bars. A mixture of ginger, cinnamon and the crunchy of oats.
Author:
: Breakfast/Snack
: Breakfast
Serves: 6 bars
Ingredients
  • For the sauteed apple:
  • I large apple, peeled, cored and diced (I used a Fuji varietal)
  • 1 teaspoon butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar (or maple syrup if you prefer)
  • For the oat bars:
  • 2 cups gluten-free oats
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (agave would probably work well here too)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unflavored almond milk (or whatever type of milk you prefer)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
Instructions
  1. To make the apples:
  2. Peel, core and dice your apple.
  3. Heat butter in a skillet.
  4. Add apples and salt, allspice, cinnamon and ginger saute for 3-4 minutes. The apples should have a little bite and not be totally mushy.
  5. In the last minute, add the sugar and let it coat the apples, making them sticky.
  6. To make the oat bars:
  7. Preheat oven to 375.
  8. Add all dry ingredients to a bowl, stir well.
  9. Next add the maple syrup, vanilla, almond milk.
  10. Add the banana, mash it will with a fork and combine into oats.
  11. Add raisins, almond and apples. Stir well to combine.
  12. Grease a baking dish. I have been using a 6x6 casserole dish. The oat bars come out a little smaller width wise but larger in height, which I prefer.
  13. Bake for 25 minutes until mixture is firm and golden brown.

Enjoy and Exhale!

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