Apple Crumble Bars

I am obsessed with apples lately

Yes I do eat one a day to keep the doctor away. And yes these apple crumble bars also count I’m sure of it!

The apple and cinnamon combination is one of a kind. One that reminds me of autumn and cosiness. And one that fills the kitchen with sweet smells whilst you bake away. An utter delight.

These bars are free from egg and dairy and simple in ingredients. They made up of 3 tasty layers that melt in your mouth.

I get my coconut flour from Lidl or Aldi as it’s tonnes cheaper. Plus don’t go buying oat and almond flour as it will cost you an arm and a leg. Just blitz it in your food processor/nutri bullet into flour.

I used brae-burn apples as they add a nice sweetness to the recipe, but feel free to use whatever apples you desire.

makes approx. 8 bars
takes approx. minutes

Ingredients
For the base
90g oat flour (oats blitzed in food processor)
140g almond flour (almonds blitzed in food processor)
3 tablespoons of coconut flour
50ml coconut oil (melted)
80ml maple syrup

For the apple layer
250g apples (diced into small chunks)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

60ml maple syrup
1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder

For the top
100g (1/4) of your base layer
50g chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F and grease your square baking tin with a bit of coconut oil. (the baking tin i used is an 8 inch/20cm in diameter but feel free to use a 9inch).
2. In a bowl combine your base ingredients and pour 3/4 (approx. 300g) in our baking tin. Press down firmly and bake in the oven for approx 14 minutes until it begins to brown around the edges of the tin.
3. In a another bowl, add your diced apples, cinnamon and arrowroot powder. Combine.
4. In a saucepan over a medium heat, add your apple mixture above plus your maple syrup. Heat for about 6 minutes until the apple mixture thickens. Stir frequently.
5. Let your base layer cool and then empty your apple layer on top.
6. In a mixing bowl add your remainder (1/4 approx. 100g) of the base layer plus your chopped walnuts and cinnamon.
7. Combine and pour evenly on to of your apple layer, pressing down gently to ensure it remains in place.
8. Bake for approx. 20 minutes before allowing to cool slightly before you cut into bars.

Notes
Store in an airtight container and consume within 3 days.

Enjoy! – share and tag your creations with me on Instagram @whatluceeats

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