Archive for October 7, 2015

Apple Walnut Oat Bars

Hey everybody!

Remember my recent apple-picking trip? I promised that I’d soon have some delicious recipes for you. Well, I came up with this super-good cookie bar recipe the other day.

In it, I used part spelt flour but if you’d rather, you can use whole wheat flour in place of that. (Spelt flour is much easier to digest than regular wheat flour though.)

These cookie bars are UNBELIEVABLY good!!! It was very difficult not to eat half the bars in one sitting! (Yes, I “managed” to only eat one…okay, maybe two. LOL)

These can also be made using dried apples instead of fresh, or you can use another fruit altogether. Have fun experimenting!

I’ll have more apple recipes for you soon, along with a few others tucked in there somewhere. I hope you love these like we do! (But, be careful…they’re addicting!)

Happy cooking!

~Renee

Apple Walnut Oat Bars 

1 Cup Butter, softened

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1/3 Cup Sugar

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

2 Eggs, room temp

3 Cups Quick Oats

1/2 Cup Spelt Flour (or whole wheat)

1 Cup All-Purpose Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 tsp Nutmeg

1 Cup Apples, chopped

3/4 Cup Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray; set aside.

Cream together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla til light and fluffy. Add eggs and blend well. 

In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except the apples and walnuts. Add to the butter mixture and stir just til everything comes together. Stir in the apples and walnuts.

Spread the dough into your prepared pan. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or til bars are light golden brown and set in the middle. Remove from oven.

Allow bars to cool completely (in the pan) on a wire rack. Cut into bars and serve. Enjoy!

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

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