Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oat Bars

Ingredients:

2 1/2 C oats, or 1 C oat flour + 1 1/2 C oats

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp sea salt

1 C unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)

1 banana or 1/4 C unsweetened apple sauce

1 organic egg

1/4 C maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 C coconut oil, melted

1 apple

1/4 C raisins (or chopped dates, blueberries, or chocolate chips!)

Method:

Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare an 8×8 square pan or dish with parchement paper.

In a food processor, grind 1 C oats into a flour. Add to a bowl, along with another 1 1/2 C rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder and sea salt. Stir well to combine.

In a separate bowl, add milk, apple sauce or banana, maple syrup, egg, vanilla and melted coconut oil. Stir well to combine.

Peel the apple, remove the seeds, and grate it. You can also chop the apple if you do not have a grater.

Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, fold in 1 grated apple and raisins (or dried fruit or chocolate chips). Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until edges start to lightly brown.

Allow to completely cool before slicing into squares. Serve warm with butter, almond butter or apple butter. Store in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.

 

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