December 21, 2011

Humpastry Day - Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars
I know it has been a LONG time since I did a Humpastry post, but now that IMAZ is over and the holidays are upon us, I am in full on baking mode!  Woohoo!

At first I thought I would do a post about some yummy gingerbread cookies I made, but then I thought about how lately everywhere I look I see recipes for sweet treats.  So, I thought I'd do something different.  I wasn't sure what to call these, but the end result is really a cross between apple pie and apple muffins.  These are GOOD!  My husband and boys literally gobbled these up!  Oh, and did I mention that they are pretty healthy too??? :)  The flavor is really nice and subtle, but if you like more spice, feel free to do heaping measurements.  They are yummy cold or slightly warmed and make a great breakfast or snack.  I hope you enjoy them! :)

Makes 12 bars

*  2 flax eggs (2Tbl ground flax mixed with 6Tbl water)
*  3/4C brown sugar
*  1/4C raw sugar
*  3/4C applesauce, unsweetened
*  3 apples, cored, peeled, and diced (you can make your pieces bigger or smaller depending on what you like)
*  1C rolled oats (not quick cook)
*  1C whole wheat flour
*  1C all purpose flour
*  1/2tsp. salt
*  1tsp. baking powder
*  1tsp. baking soda
*  2tsp. cinnamon (plus more for dusting the apples)
*  1/2tsp. nutmeg
*  1tsp. vanilla extract

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Lightly grease a 9x13" pan and set aside.
3.  Make your flax eggs and set aside until thickened ~5min.
4.  Peel, core, and chop your apples.  Having one of these makes it so much easier.
Place them in a bowl and toss with some cinnamon.
5.  In a mixer bowl, cream the applesauce, sugar, and flax eggs.
6.  Add in the vanilla extract.
7.  In another bowl mix the flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oats.
8.  Slowly add the flour mixture into the wet and mix until just blended.
9.  Fold in the apples.
10.  Spread the batter into the pan and bake for ~40-45min. or until a knife comes out clean.
11.  Let cool, then cut into 12 bars.
12.  Enjoy! :)


Jon said...

Awesome! I have missed Humpastry day! Welcome back!

Deb said...

That looks DELICIOUS! It would probably be a hit with the family too. I'm going to try this one for sure.

Amanda@runninghood said...

I know I've said it before but man oh man ,I wish I liked to cook. I love to eat though. These look great.

Jill said...

YUM!!!! Ditto to what Amanda said, I just can't get into cooking, I am the world's most boring cook. I may try to make these though, these look amazing!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Oh My Goodness!!! THose look delightful, might be my favorite yet

Born To Endure said...

Oh my..I am sooo making these! Thanks

bobbi said...

I am definitely trying these out - YUM!

Jason said...

Yeah - Humpastry Day is back.....please please please even if you don't have a new recipe just post an old one so that we always have treats on Wednesday's.

One of my favorite features in the blogger world.

And of course these look so good. Maybe as a snack out of the water to the bike at an Ironman?

Caratunk Girl said...

YUM!!! I so missed Humpastry day!!