Peach Perfection

Introduction

Get ready to indulge in the sweet embrace of summer with our Peach Bars! This delightful treat combines the juiciness of fresh peaches with a buttery crust, creating a heavenly experience for your taste buds. Whether you savor them with a cup of tea or enjoy them as a sweet snack on the go, these bars are sure to brighten up your day. Let’s dive into the recipe and capture the essence of ripe peaches in every delectable bite.

Ingredients

Gather the components for this symphony of flavors:

  • 1 2/3 cups spelt, white, or oat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar, unrefined if desired
  • 3/4 cup butter, coconut oil, or almond butter
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice or additional butter
  • 2 1/2 cups diced peaches (360g)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup or sweetener of choice

Instructions

Let the baking magic unfold:

  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350 F (175 C).
  2. Mixing the Base:
    • In a mixing bowl, stir together the first five ingredients (flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and sugar).
    • Cut in the butter or stir in the oil. If using oil or unsalted butter, add an additional 1/4 tsp of salt.
  3. Creating the Crust:
    • Press about two-thirds of the dough very firmly into the bottom of an 8-inch pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Peachy Perfection:
    • Toss the diced peaches with cornstarch and liquid sweetener.
    • Spread the peach mixture over the crust in the pan.
  5. Crust Topping:
    • Sprinkle the remaining dough evenly over the peaches, and press down firmly.
  6. Baking Brilliance:
    • Bake the peach bars for 50 minutes until golden and delicious.
  7. Cooling and Slicing:
    • Let them cool before slicing into delectable bars.

Conclusion

There you have it – a slice of Peach Bars heaven! These bars are a perfect blend of fruity goodness and a comforting crust. For the coconut oil version, remember to chill before cutting for cleaner slices. Share this delightful recipe with your friends and family, spreading the joy of peachy goodness. Enjoy the goodness of ripe peaches in every bite of these delicious bars.

Note of Sweetness

Remember, the best way to enjoy these Peach Bars is with a smile and a heart full of appreciation for the simple joys of life. Happy baking!

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