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Apple Crisp Bars

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars
  • Category: bars
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Description

Spiced Apple Crisp Bars with a crunchy cereal crust, cinnamon-sticky apple filling, and crumble top. Easier and healthier than apple pie, but just as tasty!


Ingredients

Crust/Topping

Apples

  • 3-4 (500g) diced apples***
  • 1/4 cup (40g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60g) water 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Half a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grind the cereal in a food processor.
  3. Add the rest of the crust ingredients and process until sticky/crumbly.
  4. Press half into a baking dish lined with parchment or greased.
  5. Combine all the apple ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat.
  6. Cook in a nonstick sauté pan (spray with coconut oil to be safe!) over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until the apples are soft.
  7. Spread on top of the crust.
  8. Top with the rest of the cereal mixture, pressing in slightly. 
  9. Bake for 25 minutes at 350ºF until the top is golden.
  10. Cool, then slice. They will be delicate when warm (but delicious!), but will firm up after chilling.
  11. Top with yogurt or ice cream and enjoy!

Notes

*I used this one. Or any flake cereal if not gluten-free.

**They need to be very soft and squishy, otherwise soak them first.

***I used granny smith, but use your favorite variety!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 344
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 70g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, fall, cinnamon, thanksgiving, pie, crumble, easy, baking, recipe, dairy free, healthy