This vegan apple flapjack recipe is super easy to follow but so tasty. These are perfect for an afternoon snack or as a post dinner dessert, so you’ve got to give these a go!

Apple Peanut Butter Granola Bars [Vegan]

Serves

16

Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

[external_link_amazon]For the Granola Bars:

  • 1 cup sunflower oil, (or melted coconut oil)
  • 0.5 cups brown sugar
  • 0.5 cups Lakanta Monk fruit sweetener (or substitute with low sugar sweetener or sugar)
  • 1 cup ground oats (blend oats in a blender or just use wholewheat flour)
  • 2 cups traditional oats
  • 1/2 cup almond flour (optional- replace with ground oats or desiccated coconut instead)
  • 1.5 tablespoon tahini (or smooth peanut butter)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 apples, peeled and cored, 1 finely sliced and the other grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup or sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

For the Drizzle:

  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons plant milk (add more/less if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter
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Preparation

For the Granola Bars:

  1. Preheat oven to 356°F and line a medium sized square baking tray with baking paper (mine is roughly 22cm X 22cm)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sunflower oil (or melted coconut oil) , vanilla essence, tahini, sugar and monk fruit sweetener (if using)
  3. In a separate bowl combine the ground oats, traditional oats, ground almonds, baking soda, and salt. Add the liquid mixture and stir to combine
  4. Place just over half of mixture into the prepared pan (should be roughly 3mm thickness). Even out by pressing the mixture with a metal spoon or with your fingers.
  5. Heat a sauce pan on medium heat and add the butter, cinnamon and agave syrup. Add both the chopped and grated apples. Add a few splashes of water if the pan is looking dry. Lower the heat and cover. Cook for a few minutes until the apples have softened.
  6. Pour the apple puree on the flapjacks and evenly spread the mixture, but leave a bit of space from the edges
  7. Sprinkle on the remaining oat mixture and press down gently
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely at room temperature.

For the Peanut Butter Drizzle:

  1. Add 1 tablespoon of plant milk to the peanut butter in a microwave safe cup and stir with a mini whisk or fork
  2. Microwave for a few seconds on low heat if necessary to make the peanut butter mixture runnier
  3. Add the peanut sauce to the sifted icing sugar in a small bowl then stir. Add another tbsp of plant milk if necessary and stir until you have a slightly runny smooth mixture
  4. Once the flapjacks have completely cooled, drizzle the peanut butter icing over the flapjacks with a small spoon.
  5. Cut into squares and serve
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