Oat-y Apple Pear Bake

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It is officially apple season. Apple sauce, apple butter, apple crisp, apple oatmeal, and don’t forget apple pie!

The other day I was in the mood to bake. I had two problems: my indecisiveness of never knowing quite what to try and make, and the lack of ingredients that I had on hand. Grabbing a bowl, some measuring cups, an apple–I didn’t want to use all the (two) apples I had, I had to save some for the rest of my family–a few other miscellaneous ingredients and set to work. After popping it into the oven I heaved a sigh of relief, hoping that it would at least be somewhat edible…

This was the result. A delicious apple pie bake. It is fairly low in sugar, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free, vegan, and completely edible.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Apple (I used Fuji)
  • 1 Pear
  • 2 Dried Dates
  • 2 tbsp Tahini Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Raw Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Oat Bran
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp Rolled Oats
  • 2 tsp Avocado Oil

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop your apple, pear, and dates and add 1 tbsp tahini, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Place all remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and mix well.
  4. In an 8×8 pan place your apple mixture and sprinkle your oat mix on top, slightly stirring it. Feel free to add more cinnamon or even pumpkin pie spice, I did.
  5. Place into oven a bake for approximately 45 minutes, or until the top is slightly browned and the apples on the sides look a little dry and crispy. You can stir occasionally but keep the crumbs on top.

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Eat it with ice cream a’la mode or a dollop of Greek yogurt. Warm it up for an easy breakfast, or eat it like granola for a quick snack. It is so universal and easy to make and makes a great addition to all the other apple recipes of the season.

 

NUTRITION FACTS: SERVES 8
Serving Size 1/2 cup                Per Serving                        % Daily Value*

Calories                                            154

Calories from Fat                              27

Total Fat                                             3.0g                                           5%

Saturated Fat                                     0.5g                                            3%

Sodium                                              2mg                                            0%

Potassium                                          83mg                                          2%

Carbohydrates                                  29.4g                                          10%

Dietary Fiber                                      3.1g                                              12%

Sugars                                                   5.5g

Protein                                                 2.6g

Vitamin A 0% · Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2% · Iron 5%

 

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