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Apple Pie Bars

These Apple Pie Bars are filled with a goey caramel apple pie filling and topped with a buttery grain-free shortbread crumble topping. They have all the flavors of a homemade apple pie but are so much easier to make! Plus they are also completely gluten-free, grain free and refined-sugar free and make the perfect healthy snack or dessert for summer and fall!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple dessert recipes, apple pie bars, paleo apple pie bars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 47 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 7 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 227 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST AND TOPPING:

  • 1 2/3 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbs arrowroot or tapioca flour
  • 1/4 cup softened refined or butter flavored coconut oil can sub with vegan butter or ghee if not dairy-free
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes roughly chopped

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 3 apples , chopped (we like to use a mix of Honeycrisp, Gala and Granny Smith)
  • 3 Tbsps maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 Tbs arrowroot OR tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

OPTIONAL:

  • paleo caramel sauce , for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang.
  2. Make the filling:

    In a medium pot over medium heat, add apples, apple pie spice, maple syrup, arrowroot & vanilla & bring to a boil. Reduce heat & cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and apples are slightly softened. Chill in fridge until ready to use.

  3. Make the crust and topping:

    In a large mixing bowl, combine, flours, sweeteners, vanilla, salt & baking soda. Stir in chopped almonds & coconut flakes. Press a little more than half of the crust mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes.

  4. Spread fruit mixture evenly over crust. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over berry layer.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares or enjoy straight. Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

    OPTIONAL: Drizzle paleo caramel sauce for topping.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar (1/12 recipe))
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.