Still too many apples-Granola Bars

imageAfter apple picking a few weeks ago I am still on apple overload. I have made apple pancakes, apple banana bread, apple oatmeal and eaten about a million apple slices. I think my family may be getting sick of apple flavored everything. Here is my last attempt to use up the apples. This is also a healthy, non sugary snack for our 22 month old toddler. And I happen to make them gluten free as well.







Apple-Pecan Granola Bars

Adapted from

4 ounces pecans (1 cups-I used chopped pecan pieces)
1 cup rolled oats (I used Gluten free)
3/4 cup pitted and halved dates
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 small or 1 large chopped apples (any kind)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Line an 8″ square pan with parchment paper, leaving enough parchment on the sides to use as “handles” for pulling out the
finished bars.
4. Place the nuts and oats in a food processor along with the dates, cinnamon, and salt.
Process until the mixture is coarse and crumbly, with no large pieces remaining. Add the
chopped apple and pulse in until there are no longer any large chunks left.
5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, using a wide, flat spatula to pat it down into a flat and
compact layer. It doesn’t have to fill the whole pan, just form into a square.
6. Bake the bars in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Cool for 10-15 minutes, and then slice into
bars. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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