Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Vegan Apple Crumble Bars

Apple picking in the fall is something I look forward to every year. When I was 8 years old, I went apple picking with my cousins at a huge farm in Pennsylvania. There were more than a dozen kinds of apples, and I was determined to try all of them. It took about half the day just to get to all of the apples, and by the time we had finished, I thought I was going to die of an apple overdose. 
From the time that we had started picking apples to when we had finished, I had eaten 10 apples. I wanted to try each variety so badly that I ate as many apples as I could until I thought I was going to explode. I remember having the worst stomach ache. It was so bad that I had to lay down in the back seat of the car on the way home because I couldn't sit up from being so full.
Now when I think back on it, I laugh because 10 apples is like a snack to me. I've eaten entire watermelons for breakfast. Just ask my parents. 
I hope you enjoy these vegan apple crumble bars as much as I did, they're quite the treat.

for the apple part
  • 8 medium sized apples (any kind, I used honey crisp)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup 
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream 
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
for the crumble part
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 
  • 1/4 cup earth balance (softened)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup organic turbinado sugar
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Peel and core your apples before thinly slicing them. In a large bowl combine the apple and spices. In a separate bowl, combine the coconut cream, flour, and maple syrup. Slowly add the apples into the batter mixture and stir. Once the batter is covering all of the apple slices, spread the mixture onto the lined sheet. In another bowl, combine the "crumble" ingredients and then break up the dough using your hands. Sprinkle bits of the dough over the top of the apple mixture and bake for 20 min or until the top and bottom are golden brown. Enjoy!

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