Apple Pie Bars {Gluten-Free & Vegan}

Now that the sugar rush of Halloween has handed, I guess you’re both a) carried out with sweets for some time or b) on the lookout for a more healthy approach to fulfill your candy tooth. In case your reply is a), then I can’t aid you as a result of I’ve a day by day want for sweets… which clearly means in case your reply is b), then this recipe is for you!

These bars begin with a shortbread-like base…

which is topped with a candy apple pie filling…

after which topped with extra of the shortbread crust.

There’s no butter, refined sugar, or wheat flour in these bars, but they actually do style like apple pie.

You actually should chill the pie in case you’re to have any success chopping it into bars; and even then they are usually fairly crumbly. Thus, I counsel serving the bars with forks to chop down on the messiness issue.

Whether or not your sights are set on a scrumptious Thanksgiving dessert (which visitors with an array of meals allergy symptoms or intolerances can get pleasure from) or on a wholesome seasonal deal with…

these apple pie bars match the invoice completely!

Apple Pie Bars {Gluten-Free & Vegan}

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 25 minutes

Components (12 bars)

  • 3 Granny Smith apples, (ideally natural), peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp floor cinnamon
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 Tbsp melted & cooled coconut oil* (ensure that to soften earlier than measuring)
  • 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup

*I at all times use unrefined virgin coconut oil, however in case you can’t stand even the faintest taste of coconut, you need to use refined coconut oil for this recipe.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper going each methods (you should definitely depart a little bit of overhang that will help you take away the bars).

In a big skillet set over medium-high warmth, mix the chopped apple and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Prepare dinner, stirring, till the apples have softened, about 5 minutes. Take away from warmth and stir within the cinnamon. Put aside to chill.

In a mixing bowl, whisk collectively the almond flour, salt, & baking soda. Add within the melted coconut oil and three Tbsp maple syrup, and blend with a spoon till absolutely mixed. Reserve half of the combination for the topping.

Pour the remaining half of the combination out into the ready baking pan, and unfold out into a fair layer utilizing barely damp fingers or the again of a spoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes, till the perimeters are beginning to flip golden brown, then take away from the oven.

Spoon the apple combination excessive, very calmly urgent right down to create a fair layer. Evenly sprinkle the remaining crust substances over the apple layer, once more very calmly urgent down and out to create a fair layer.

Return to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or till the topping is golden brown.

Let cool fully to room temperature, then cowl pan with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate no less than 4 hours or till absolutely chilled (this step makes it a lot simpler to chop the pie into bars). Carry the bars out of the pan and lower into squares. Serve with forks, because the bars are usually crumbly.