Easy Apple Pie Bars that have a nutty pecan crust and a sweet apple filling. They are Paleo, Vegan, healthy and easy to make!
- 1 cup pecan flour (100g)*
- 1/2 cup tapioca flour (60g)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp water
- 3 Tbsp coconut oil
- 4 medium apples (500g or about 5 cups chopped)**
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- For the Crust: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients for the crust. This includes the pecan flour, tapioca flour, cinnamon and salt. Mix, then add in the remaining crust ingredients (coconut oil, maple syrup, water). Mix first with a spatula, then use your hands to mix the dough.
- Firmly press the crust dough into a parchment lined 8" x 8" glass baking pan. Set aside.
- For the Filling: Put coconut oil on frying pan, set the pan on the stove top and preheat on medium heat.
- Dice the apples (remove the core, but no need to peel the skin) and place them in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Coat the apples with the remaining filling ingredients (maple syrup, vanilla, tapioca flour and cinnamon). Mix until well coated.
- Place the apples on the preheated frying pan and cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, or until tender. Stir frequently so that the mixture doesn't burn. The apple filling is done when the apples are soft and the mixture has thickened.
- Pour the apple filling over the crust and smooth out in an even, level layer.
- Place in your preheated oven and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool in pan to room temperature.
- Bars cut best after sitting a night in the fridge, but can be eaten warm or cold.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge or freezer.
*May substitute with any nut/seed flour.
**I used Pink Lady Apples but any variety will work
Keywords: apple bars, apple pie, Paleo, Vegan, dessert, fall recipes