Sweet Treats

Apple crumble bars

 

I am currently in Chile, I am doing a semester abroad here, but it seems as my focus is more on traveling and getting to know people and culture! I absolutely love this country, its wonderful nature and kind people! I feel totally at home, I am enjoying the fresh vegetables and fruits from the markets (one of the best things here!), got me a blender, and even found some vegan restaurants and shops!

I am living together with four Chileans and they already showed me how to make some typical food, such as 'sopaipillas'. Of course I couldn't say no to trying some of their drinks as well - 'terremoto' (earthquake - because that's what you're feeling when you're standing up), just to name one.

So I had to show my Chilean friends something we like to eat in Germany as well! I decided to make apple crumble bars or 'Apfelstreuselkuchen' in German, because that's something we're having pretty often.

 

I also saw something similar here, but of course my version is completely vegan and healthier than regular ones.

I used oat flour (make it by simply processing your oats or you can also use very fine oats), wholegrain flour, some brown sugar, coconut oil, a little salt, cinnamon and apple juice to make the dough. The crumbles are made from the same dough, but always turn out a little crispier and delicious there on top of the bars!

I simply layered the dough with finely sliced apples, some raisins - which match so good with apples (but you can also leave them out) - some more cinnamon and the crumbles.

Baked for approximately half an hour and ready your crumble bars are! Really easy and quick to prepare!

In the end, I ate most of the crumble bars, but I think, my Chilean room mates liked them as well!

At least I hope you'll do!

 

Apple crumble bars

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup whole grain flour

2 1/2 cup oat flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup coconut oil

2 tbsp apple juice

1 tsp cinnamon

3-4 apples

a hand full raisins

 

 

Procedure:

 

1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.

2. Make sure the coconut oil is soft, but not liquid. Mix it with the whole grain flour, the oat flour, the brown sugar, the salt, apple juice and the cinnamon. Knead the ingredients well, until you get a nice dough.

3. Press 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of a baking pan.

4. Wash the apples and cut them into fine slices. Evenly layer them on top of the dough and add some raisins.

5. Use the other 1/3 of the dough for making some crumbles on top.

6. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

7. Slice it into bars, eat them warm or let them cool down. You can store them in the fridge for some days (they're getting a little softer in there, what I really like!)