Keyword: apple, apple bars, apple pie, cinnamon, crumble bars, dessert, oat bars, pumpkin spices
Author: Rachel Alexandra
2cupold-fashioned rolled oats
1cupwhole wheat flour
¼tsp Celtic sea salt
2lbsbaking apples(peeled and chopped)
Place the oats in a food processor and blend until they form a coarse flour.
Add the oats in a large bowl along with the flour, sucanat, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk to combine.
Use a cheese grater to grate the cold butter into the dry ingredients. Then, use a pastry blender or your hands to work the butter into the mixture. Continue working the dough until the butter is dispersed in pea-sized pieces.
Line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper and press ⅔ of the crumble mixture into the bottom of the pan. Set aside.
In a small saucepan, add the apples, arrowroot starch, water, butter, sucanat, and spices.
Bring to a boil over medium heat. Then reduce heat to medium low and simmer until the apples are soft and the mixture has thickened.
Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°.
When the filling is ready, spread it over the oat crumble base in the baking dish.
Disperse the remaining oat crumble over the top.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until the topping begins to brown slightly.
Let cool completely before slicing. Store in the refrigerator, but bring to room temperature before serving for maximum flavor.
Corn starch could be used in place of arrowroot.
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