We are on the lookout for a really good fruit bar recipe. Along the lines of a granola bar but with a little fruit. Something that would pack well in a lunch box for Audrey to take with her when she goes to the park. We tried one out today and like it but it in not THE one. It is a little too crumbly and the apples overwhelm the oat bar portion. We found this recipe in our new Chop Chop Magazine.
Apple-icious Oat Bars
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
- 1/2 cup lightly toasted almonds or pecans
- 1/2 cup light-brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Pinch baking powder
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 4 Granny Smith apples, washed, unpeeled and diced
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
- 2 tbsp honey, maple syrup, or light-brown sugar
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
Turn the oven to 350°F. Put the oats, flours, nuts, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl and mix well. Add the butter and oil and mix again, until the topping is crumbly. Put half the mix down in an 8 x 8 baking dish. Put the apples, cranberries, honey, and flour in a small bowl and mix well. Pour the apple mixture on top of the crust in the baking pan. Using the back of a spatula, press the mixture down until the top is flat and even. Top the apple mixture with the topping left from the bowl and pat it down. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the crust is slightly brown and the apples are soft. Pat the mixture down again. Let cool and cut into squares.
- Cut apples
- Add ingredients
- Mix and add to pan
- Gather ingredients
- Help with apple cutting (they were firm)
- Put bars into oven
The taste is really good, like a light apple crisp but it does not hold together. We will keep trying recipes until we find a good one. It may be that we end up making a type of muffin instead. And yes, Audrey has been cooking naked recently. She has a pull-up on just no top. I believe I have mentioned it is hot in Kansas.
|The real naked chef.|