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Grain-Free Apple Crumble Bars

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Swap pie for a streusel-y square – these fall-festive Apple Crumble Bars are generously spiced and date sweetened, with a coconut flour crust and crumble!


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Ingredients

Apple Date Paste

  • 2 cups (265g) chopped apple
  • 1214 (240g with pits removed) pitted medjool dates
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (60g) nut/seed butter

Crust/Crumble

  • 1 cup (300g) apple date paste ((above))
  • 2/3 cup (80g) coconut flour
  • Pinch of salt

Apple Filling

  • 1/2 cup (150g) apple date paste ((above))
  • 12 (360g) apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine the 2 cups chopped apple and lemon juice in a high speed blender. Blend until liquified. 
  3. Add the rest of the paste ingredients and blend until smooth. 
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the paste with the coconut flour and salt. Mix until sticky and clumpy. 
  5. Press half of the dough into a baking pan lined with parchment paper (I used this 7.5×5.5″ glass dish). Set the rest aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the sliced apples (I used a mandolin to slice them super thin) with 1/2 cup of the paste, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Toss to coat.
  7. Arrange the apple slices on top of the crust in layers.
  8. Crumble the remaining crust over top. Press in lightly.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 350F or until toasty golden brown on top.
  10. Remove from the oven. Cool for 10-15 minutes. Slice and enjoy!