Cinnamon Maple Apple Pie Bars

I’m embarrassed to say I was never a pie gal. I think I just never had one that was truly amazing or maybe it was a texture thing, but I’m down to change that. This recipe isn’t exactly apple pie, but it sure tastes like a better version in my humble opinion. I’m so excited to share this recipe!

These are gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and VEGAN too! I love making vegan recipes because I know a lot of you guys are vegan or are sensitive to dairy and eggs. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Happy baking and happy fall

Ingredients

  • FOR THE CRUST

  • 2 cups almond flour

  • 4 tbsp brown rice flour

  • 3/4 cup applesauce

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tbsp baking soda

  • FOR THE FILLING

  • 2 finely sliced apples

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp applesauce

Instructions

  1. In one bowl, mix the ingredients for the dough. The dough should be easy to mold, but still on the wetter side

  2. Take an 8×8 brownie dish and line it with parchment paper

  3. Carefully take half the batter and press it into the bottom of the dish. NOTE: 1/2 of the batter did not spread along the whole bottom of the dish, so I left a little space on the side. See the images below for a better view

  4. Prep the apple filling. Slice two large apples thinly and mix them with the other wet ingredients. Make sure the apples are well covered

  5. Layer the apple slices on top of the dough layer and cover it. Again, see the image for a better view. Pour any extra liquid on top of the apple slices

  6. Gently take the leftover batter and press it on top of the apples. The apples may get pushed or moved, but you won’t see them anyway!

  7. Bake for about 50 minutes at 350 or until golden brown

  8. Cool, slice, and enjoy!


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