Saturday, 31 January 2015

Apple and Cinnamon Breakfast Bars ♥

Wake up to this wonderful aroma of apple's and cinnamon which to me has a winter feel to them . This would be so fun to make with the family or friends to  bond over what they did during this week. Taking time out of you day to use your hands cutting the butter in this recipe is very calming and relaxing for me.

what you would need

Crust and topping:
1/2 cup of flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
1 cup of quick cook oats
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of cubed butter
1 tablespoon of orange juice
Bar filling:
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
11 oz of sliced apple
1/2 tablespoon of orange juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees gas mark 5 . Spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray. Pour flour, sugar and salt into a blow and combine with a wooden spoon  .
  2. Cut butter into cubes to the mix .
  3. mix the butter  with your hands until its well has been incorporated into the crumb mixture. Add the oats and mix till  combine again. It will still look like a crumby mixture. At this point, remove 1/2 cup   of the mixture and set aside to use for the topping. Add 1 tablespoon of orange juice to mixture and mix till  combine .
  4. Pour the mixture from the food processor into the greased 9x9 pan. Press it into the pan evenly.
  5. To make the filling, combine the brown sugar, flour and cinnamon until incorporated and then add the sliced apple . Mix until all the apples are coated.
  6. Distribute the apples evenly onto the crust.
  7. Remember the crumb topping you set aside? You will be using it now. Sprinkle it over the apple .
  8. Before you put this in the oven, spray the top with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees gas mark 5 for 40-45 minutes. When I took this out of the oven, I let it cool for about 40 minutes since the fruit filling is very hot. 
  9. Cut into bars. These can be stored in the refrigerator.
I  used apples for the filling , but these bars would work with a variety of berries or other fruits. Use what you have on hand.

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