Happy first day of FALL!!
There’s no place I’d rather be on a Sunday, than making a successful trip to the farmer’s market (duh), and in the kitchen baking up some goods. I love this time of year when the weather is cool enough to start utilizing that oven more often and you’re not sweating bullets and needing to stick your head in the fridge. I have been meaning to make this recipe for a while now and I am so glad I got around to it today. My studio now smells of melted peanut buttery, apple goodness.
This recipe was inspired by http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/01/apple-peanut-butter-snack-bars/. I just modified it and made it a tad bit healthier without skimping on the flavor 😉
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup almond meal
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon (I always add more)
- 3/4 cup creamy, unsalted peanut butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup honey
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon, chia seeds and salt until combined. Add applesauce to the dry mix. Melt the peanut butter and add the vanilla extract to it, then pour the peanut butter into the oat mixture.
Mix well with wooden spoon until the batter comes together nicely. Add the honey one tablespoon at a time until all is incorporated. The dough will be sticky and should not be too wet, but moist. Evenly spray a square or circular baking dish (I used 8″) with non-stick spray and pour in oat mixture. Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Let cool at least 15 minutes before cutting – the hardest part! Slice into rectangles or squares to your liking and ENJOY!
Its Sunday, go watch some football, drink a beer and enjoy the good times with your friends.