The other day I bought a box of gluten free breakfast bars and gagged. I literally had to spit the bite out into my hand.
It was awful!
There is nothing more inspiring to motivate you to bake something than trying something that was disgusting.
I wanted something easy to reach for while I was walking my daughter to school and thought these would be the perfect solution.
Here is why I think I had the reaction that I did.
1. I am not used to eating process food. The flavor is different.
2. The texture was firm and not crumbly or soft.
As you know taste and texture are very important to me, as is cooking from scratch.
I found a few similar recipes on line and made this version based on what I had in my kitchen. I really did not want to go and buy new ingredients when I already have a huge collection of gluten free flours.
I called this a pie because I made it in a pie plate. It could very easily be made in a square or rectangular pan and cut into those shapes.
I like that fact that you can use which every flavor of jelly or jam fits your fancy.
1 cup of oat flour
1 cup of flax seed meal
1/4 cup almond meal
1/4 cup oatmeal, uncooked
1/4 brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup of jam
Preheat oven to 375.
Butter a pie plate or an 8x8 baking pan.
In a large bowl combine oat flour, flax meal, almond meal, oatmeal, brown sugar,baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
Add melted butter and vanilla.
Push half of the mixture into prepared pan.
Spread jam evenly.
Add the remaining granola mixture. Using your fingers try to evenly spread the top layer with your fingers. If there are gaps they will cook together to create an even crust on top.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool.
Tell me what flavor are you planning on using for the center filling?