Now that autumn is finally here, let the autumnal recipes begin! Starting with these apple crumble bars – they’re quick, easy and the perfect alternative to an actual apple crumble when you’re. short on time.
If you’re anything lie me, then you’ll love a good apple crumble but sometimes you don’t want to make a big one or even have the time to be making one, thats where these apple crumble bars come in handy.
They’re a kind of cheats way, as the crumble isn’t quite as similar as usual and the apple filling is actually apple sauce but hey, who cares? You’re still getting your sweet treat, just in a quicker, more efficient way!
This is the perfect autumn treat – get it made today, you won’t regret it. I promise you!
Anyway, lets get started, shall we?
Base and crumble topping:
190g rolled oats.
220g plain flour.
1/2 tsp baking powder.
Pinch of salt.
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
165g light brown sugar.
1 tsp vanilla extract.
1 jar applesauce (smooth or with chunks)
Before you get started on the recipe, you’ll want to start by doing some prep. Preheat your oven to 180˚c/350˚f, weigh up all of your ingredients and prepare any equipment you may need, such a large mixing bowl and spatula.
Start by melting together the butter, light brown sugar and vanilla extract (this can be done in a microwave or in a saucepan on the hob), while thats melting, combine the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
This is really simple but into the dry ingredients, pour the wet and mix until, fully incorporated. All of the oats should be coated in this mixture, they should have taken on a golden brown colour.
Now this is where you need to divide the mixture – into 1/3 and 2/3. The 2/3 is for the base of the apple bars and the other 1/3 is for the crumble topping.
Take a 9×9 inch square baking tin, line it with parchment and place in the 2/3 of crumble mixture, pressing down and spreading into a roughly equal layer. Bake in your preheated oven for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and top with the apple sauce. Sprinkling over the 1/3 of the crumble mixture, giving even coverage, then place back into the oven and bake for a further 15-20 minutes (or until he apple sauce is bubbling).
Remove from the oven and cool fully before slicing up and enjoying. These can be enjoyed cold or slightly reheated for a more enjoyable crumble bar experience.
That’s all for today guys, I hope you enjoyed. If you did, don’t forget to share this recipe with your family and friends and enjoy it. I’ll be back soon with another blog post and YouTube video, so join me then. In the meanwhile, don’t forget to check out my other social’s – Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube. The YouTube tutorial will be linked down below.