Natures Charm Apple Streusel Bars

back with another beautiful Natures Charm recipe

Say hello to these gorgeous vegan Apple Streusel Bars. My favourite ingredient to bake with at the moment has to be the sweetened condensed coconut milk by Natures Charm. It really does blow my mind how these amazing brands manage to create such delicious products free from animal based ingredients. Hats off to you!

Anything baked with apples reminds me of growing up round my Grandma’s. You could always guarantee an apple pie with ice cream was nearby by. These Apple Streusels bars have 3 delicious layers, which compliment each other perfectly. The layers of thinly sliced apples have been covered in cinnamon, and then had the condensed milk poured all over. Meaning that when they go in the oven, they stew down and bubble in all of the coconut-ty goodness.

Finished off with a mouthwatering crumbly top layer, serve these babies with a big dollop of ice cream, and share them with your loved ones. If you can share!

Makes 6 large or 12 small bars
takes approx. 90 minutes

Ingredients
For the base

150g oat flour (oats blitzed in food processor)                                                                            75g oats                                                                                                                                             110g coconut flour                                                                                                                            40g light brown sugar                                                                                                                  120ml coconut oil (melted)                                                                                                                 4 tablespoons of maple syrup                                                                                                         1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon                                                                                                               pinch of salt

For the apple layer                                                                                                                               2 large apples (thinly sliced)                                                                                                           1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon                                                                                                               1/2 can of Natures Charm sweetened condensed coconut milk

For the top layer                                                                                                                               100 g chopped walnuts                                                                                                                    40g oats                                                                                                                                                   2 tablespoons of maple syrup

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F, and grease a square baking tin.                                              2. To make the base, in a mixing bowl combine the oat flour, oats, coconut flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.                                                                                                                  3. In another mixing bowl, combine the melted coconut oil and maple syrup, before adding to try ingredients, and combining.                                                                                      4. Empty mixture into baking tin, and flatten, before putting in oven to part bake for 10 minutes.                                                                                                                                                 5. Take tin out of oven and place the thin apple slices on top of the base in even layers.  6. Next, drizzle the condensed coconut milk on top of the apples and cover evenly.            7. Combine the chopped walnuts, oats and maple syrup together to make the crumbly top layer.                                                                                                                                                       8. Evenly scatter the crumble layer over the top of the mixture, and place in oven to bake for 50 minutes.                                                                                                                             9. Leave mixture to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes
Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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

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