You remember that whole apple and peanut butter craze? If you liked that then you will love these. Don’t fret, if you are not a nut butter fan (my hubby isn’t) then I’m pretty sure you should try these too. Think apple, cinnamon, cloves, almonds, pumpkin seeds, crunchy sesame seeds and a sweet apple undertone.
This week we had the scary job of emptying the freezer. By that I mean fitting the contents of my giant “I could fit 5 people lying down lengthways” sized freezer into a smaller “I could fit 5 pre-schoolers lying down lengthways” sized freezer. It was almost like Christmas – finding food that I half knew was there but hadn’t been able to find. To help it all fit I kep t a couple of tubs of stewed apple out. I’ve then had to fight Miss K to have any left for cooking purposes.
Cooked apple or apple puree is a wonderful way to add sweetness to cooking without the need for sugar. It reduces the need for butter too. This week a new attachment for my Kenwood Chef also arrived – spice/nut/coffee grinders. So I decided to go for a nutty, apple take for our snacks this week. Boy am I glad I did.
This bar is gluten free, wheat free, dairy free and there is no sugar added to it. WINNER.
They are perfect for that mid-afternoon pick me up. With a cuppa if you are a tea-a-holic like me.
- 100g apple puree
- 50g ground almonds
- 50g ground pumpkin seeds
- 100g gluten free oats
- 75g peanut butter
- 25g sesame seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- Grind up the pumpkin seeds and almonds (or use ground almonds).
- Simple pop all the ingredients in a bowl and mix by hand or use a stand mixer.
- Spread into a baking tray, to about 1/2 inch thickness.
- Bake at Gas Mark 5 for 15-20 minutes.
- Cut into squares whilst it is warm and leave to cool in the baking tray.
PS – do you like his hat? Cute isn’t it.