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Healthy Apple Pie Bars

Indulge in something a little sweet with these Healthy Apple Pie Bars. Made with an almond butter crumble, ripe honey crisp apples, and a delicious glaze, these bars are the perfect autumn-inspired treat!

Prep: 15Cook: 60Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield 12 bars 1x

Ingredients

Base + crumble topping:

Apple layer:

  • 4 cups peeled, cored, and diced small apple. I used honeycrisp.
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg

Powdered Sugar Glaze:

  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 8×8 pan with non stick spray or parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix almond butter, coconut oilmaple syrup, and vanilla until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, mix almond flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir until fully mixed.
  5. Press 2/3 of almond butter dough into bottom of pan until evenly spread. Set aside other 1/3 of dough.
  6. In a saucepan, heat lemon juice and coconut oil over medium heat. Whisk in arrowroot powder until there are no clumps.
  7. Whisk in maple syrup, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then add in apples. Stir until coated.
  8. Let apples saute about 6-7 minutes or until softened slightly.
  9. Pour apples over almond butter base (unbaked). Crumble the remaining 1/3 dough to the top of the apple mixture.
  10. Bake for 30-32 minutes or until golden on top.
  11. Let cool for 30 minutes before placing in the fridge to cool for another hour. I recommend letting them sit in the fridge for 3-4 hours before cutting!
  12. Mix and top with optional glaze if desired.
  13. Store in fridge. Enjoy!
Author: Erin MorrisseyCategory: dessert, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-freeMethod: ovenCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free