Apple & Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients:

Olive Oil cooking spray
4 C. peeled, cored and diced apples
4 T. raw honey
½ t. ground cinnamon
¼ t. ground nutmeg
1 C. quick-cooking rolled oats
1 C. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking powder
½ t. sea salt
1 egg
½ C. natural peanut or almond butter
1 T. olive oil
¼ C. unsweetened applesauce
Lemon or vanilla Greek yogurt for topping

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°.  Coat a 9×13-baking pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine apples, 1 T. honey, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, whisk oats, flour, baking powder and salt.  In a small bowl, lightly beat egg; mix in nut butter, oil, 3 T. honey and applesauce until well blended.  Add egg mixture to flour mixture and mix until well blended and a thick batter forms.

Transfer batter to pan.  Place a sheet of wax paper over top and press down with your hands to spread mixture evenly over bottom of pan; remove wax paper.  Pour apple mixture over top, spreading evenly.  Bake for 30 minutes, until apples are soft, but not brown.  Let cool for 10 minutes.  Cut into squares and top with yogurt before serving.