Apple Crumble Bars

These versatile Paleo crumble bars can work equally well for breakfast, a snack or even dessert. They’re quite crumbly, so we love serving them in a bowl with yogurt or ice cream. To add a spicy dimension, try using apple pie spice in place of the cinnamon.
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Apple Crumble Bars recipe

Apple Crumble Bars

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  • 16 barsServings

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour

    2 tbsp coconut oil

    2 tsp pure vanilla extract

    ¼ tsp sea salt

Filling

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

    4 firm apples (about 7.5 oz each), such as Gala, peeled, cored, cut into ⅛-inch-thick slices

    2 tbsp pure maple syrup

    2 tsp ground cinnamon (TRY: Simply Organic Ceylon Cinnamon)

    Pinch sea salt

Topping

  • 5 oz unsalted walnuts (about 1½ cups)

    ¾ cup blanched almond flour

    ¼ cup pure maple syrup

    1 tbsp coconut oil

    1 tsp ground cinnamon

    ¼ tsp sea salt

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF; line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Make crust: In a food processor, combine all crust ingredients plus 1 tbsp water. Pulse until mixture forms a dough. Press evenly into pan. (Do not wash food processor.) Bake for 15 minutes, until golden. Let cool on a wire rack.

2. Meanwhile, prepare filling: In a large skillet on medium, melt coconut oil. Add apples, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender but not mushy, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

3. Prepare topping: Place all topping ingredients in food processor and pulse until combined and crumbly.

4. Carefully spread apple filling over crust and sprinkle with topping. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until topping is golden. Let cool completely on a wire rack before lifting out of pan and cutting into 16 bars. Cover and refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days or freeze up to 1 month. Serve cold or reheated in the toaster oven.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 247
  • Carbohydrate Content: 16 g
  • Fat Content: 20 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 4 g
  • Sodium Content: 72 mg
  • Sugar Content: 10 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 8 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 7 g