Oatmeal Apple Cookie Bars

Woah! Have you been feeling that cold wind coming through Bristol? Summer is truly over. So why not warm up by baking something with apples? Here is what you’ll need:1/2 cup (100 g) coconut oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 (50 g) cup sugar
  • 1/3 (75 g) cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup (125 g) plain flour
  • 1 3/4 cup (175 g) quick oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the Apple topping:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

First, combine the coconut oil, vanilla, and egg. It helps if the coconut oil and egg are room temperature.

Next, add both the white and brown sugar, and cream well.

You will then add the remaining dry ingredients which are the flour, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Combine very well, making sure the dry ingredients are absorbed and that the batter comes together evenly.

Press the dough into a baking dish; I used a lasagne type one as it’s all I had.

Chop up the apples next, slicing thinly. You can leave the skin on if you like, or peel them; just a matter of taste and if you feel like getting the peeler out. Place the apples in a bowl and cover with the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and vanilla. Combine well, making sure the apples are covered in the mixture.

Line the top of the cookie dough with the apples, making sure to pack them tightly.

Heat your oven to 180 C / 350 F, baking for 25 minutes. Once done, take out and let cool completely before devouring.

And there you go, Oatmeal Apple Cookie Bars! This is a warming, kind of wholesome treat for the weather we’ve been having. September always brings out the apple recipes in my kitchen, and what better place to enjoy apples than in the West Country!  Check out the apples that are popping up in the local markets and I’m sure you’ll fine some autumn inspiration. Stay warm out there Bristol, thanks for reading, and Happy Eating!

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