Gluten Free/Dairy Free Apple Oat Bars
1 1/3 cups unsweetened applesauce
6 TBS Maple syrup
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1 large egg
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup grated apple (this is equal to 1 sm/m apple)*
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup oat flour*
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 scoops collagen peptides (totally optional)
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper or grease the pan instead.
In large bowl combine applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, egg, vanilla and grated apple. Whisk until combined.
In a separate bowl combine oats, oat flour, cinnamon, baking powder collagen and salt - whisk together. Then add to the wet ingredients. Add in raisins and coconut and mix to combine. Pour into pan and smooth out. Bake for 30-40 minutes until slightly golden and toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into bars. I store mine in the refrigerator for up to a week.
*I leave the skin on my apple, but you can also peel it if you like. I usually don't measure out the apple, I just grate one apple on my box grater and call it a day.
*You can buy oat flour, or just put old fashioned oats into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until it looks like flour.
If you don't like raisins or coconut you can leave it out, or use any nut, dried fruit or even chocolate chips.