Apple and Tahini Baked Oat Bars
Confession: I really hate granny smith apples. I'm sure they're actually delicious and perfect with a little PB drizzle, but it is just one of those hold overs from childhood that I mentally cannot get past.
Last week I found myself with four of them in my weekly Hungry Harvest delivery box and knew that the only way I would eat them would be if I baked them into something sweet.
Enter the Apple and Tahini Baked Oat Bar. Made with thick rolled oats and my favorite tahini from Soom foods, they are perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups non-dairy milk
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 3 granny smith apples
Crumble Top -
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1 tbsp non-dairy milk
- 1 tbsp coconut sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 and line an 8"x11" baking pan with parchment paper.
- Slice apples thinly on a mandolin or with a knife. You want to try to get them as thin as possible so they bake in nicely with the oats.
- Assemble bar ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Combine wet ingredients with a whisk taking care to make sure the tahini is fully mixed in.
- Thoroughly mix in dry bar ingredients.
- Set the bowl to the side to allow the oats to expand.
- Combine ingredients for the crumble top starting with tahini, milk and coconut sugar then adding cinnamon and oats.
- Assmble the bars starting with a layer of oatmeal mixture, then a layer of apple slices, then a layer of oats, another layer of apples and then the crumble top.
- Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
- Allow bars to cool fully before cutting into squares. Store in the refrigerator and reheat in oven or toaster oven.