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Apple Pie Bars (Vegan & Paleo)

Apple Pie Bars have a buttery shortbread crust with a delicious apple cinnamon topping! These bars are simple to make and loved by all. You'll love that they are Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-free!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Diet GlutenFreeDiet
Keyword gluten-free
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 322 kcal
Author Amy Rains


For the Crust:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

For the filling:

  • 2 large apples cored, peeled and diced
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9 or 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. To make your crust, combine all crust ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until a dough like texture forms. Press the crust into the pan, evenly distributing. Place in the oven and bake for 15 mins. Set aside and cool. Leave oven on.
  3. Meanwhile, make your filling. Combine cinnamon, nutmeg, arrowroot starch, and salt in a small bowl. Coat the apples with the dry mixture.
  4. Place apple mixture, water, lemon, and maple syrup in a medium sized sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken and caramelize (7-10 mins). Now stir in pecans. Remove.
  5. Once crust is cooled, top with filling and spread evenly.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until sauce has bubbled up and looks a golden color. Remove from heat. Cool completely, and refrigerate before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pie Bars (Vegan & Paleo)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 200mg9%
Potassium 118mg3%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 26IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.