Oat Apple Pie Bars
  • Crust
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats, divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1.2 Tbsp milk (any fat content)
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored & cut in small pieces
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • Cinnamon Glaze
  • ½ c white sugar powder
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon
  • 2.5 Tbsp half & half or water or milk
  1. Grind half of the oats to powder. In a bowl add all the crust ingredients except butter & sugar and stir around.Melt butter & sugar in a microwave safe bowl in microwave until butter is melted. Add it to the dry mix and mix until everything is combined.
  2. Pre heat oven to 350F.
  3. Line a square 8"*8" baking sheet with parchment paper and add half of the crust mix in there. Pat it down tightly using back of a spatula or spoon or your hands until it covers evenly. Bake for 15 mins.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl add all your filling ingredients & stir around. Keep aside.
  5. Once the bottom crust is baked, take it out. Using back of a spatula or spoon pat it down where you see it puffed up. Now place all your apple filling. It may seem a lot but pat it down tightly! Now add the remaining oat crust on top and again pat it down tightly so everything is toghtly in place. Bake for another 25 minutes or until the top is slightly golden!
  6. Take it out and let it cool to room temperature.Cover with plastic rap and chill for few hours. After chilling, let it sit at room temperature for 5-7 mins before cutting it into pieces. I like wrapping each indivisual piece in plastic wrap and storing in airtight container in refrigerator!
  7. Make the cinnamon glaze just by mixing all the ingredients until smooth. Add on top just before serving!
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/oat-apple-pie-bars/