Fruit and Oat Crumble Bars (Makes 18 Bars)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 35 mins

egg free

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 10 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups apple butter or preserves

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Place all the ingredients except the apple butter or preserves in a food processor.

3. Pulse until the ingredients are combined and oats and nuts are in small pieces.

4. Press all but 1 cup of the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 9 inch pan lined with parchment paper. 

5. Cover the oat mixture with apple butter or preserves.

6. Crumble the remaining 1 cup of oat mixture over the apple butter or preserves.

7. Bake for 30- 35 minutes.

8. Cool, use parchment paper to move bars to a cutting board and cut into bars.*

*For perfectly cut bars, refrigerate for an hour before cutting into squares.