As for today's post, I wanted to share something special. This is a recipe circa 1998 that I made often back then. I was going to save them for the cookbook but I have decided to share them today, to kick off a great month of MoFo.
These are slightly on the crumbly side and my plastic wrap skills leave something to be desired but they still make a wonderful snack for the road. I have taken them to work, school, and even traveling. They are the perfect pack and go food.
2 medium tart apples (peeled, cored, sliced thin)
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 cup of oats
1/4 cup of apple juice
1/4 cup of crushed walnuts (optional)
3 tablespoons of oil
2 tablespoons of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of molasses
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and prep the apples.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, baking powder, crushed walnuts, cinnamon, and salt. This should be relatively smooth. Add the oil and molasses and slowly add the apple juice, mixing with your hands until the mixture begins to clump slightly.
Then take 2 cups of the mixture and slightly pack in into a 9x9 glassware baking pan. This will be slightly more than half of the mixture. Use the apple slices to spread over the next layer. Lay them flat and stack them high. Use the remaining crumb mixture to sprinkle over the top of the apples. Pat very lightly and bake for 45 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.
Allow to cool for about an hour, then slice into 6 pieces. Tote and share.