If you get a hankering for apple pie, but don't want the calories, try this recipe for Apple Pie Bars! It's loaded with all the tradition flavors you want and leaves out a lot of the calories you don't want.
They're also very portable! Make a batch or two of Apple Pie Bars and you'll have desserts and snacks for the whole week! Plus, it's an easy snack to throw in your kids' lunches or to have on had as a healthy after school snack option.
The recipe itself is pretty easy and uses ingredients that you already have in your cupboards! Fulfill those pie cravings with these awesome apple pie bars and let us know what you think!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 inch square pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl or stand mixer, make shortbread by combining the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, MuscleEgg and salt. Mix until well combined.
Press 3/4 of the dough into the bottom of the pan and save the remaining 1/4 in a small bowl for the topping.
Bake shortbread for 12-14 minutes until lightly browned on edges.
Make the apple layer while shortbread is baking. Add apples, apple pie spice, cinnamon, and salt to a small pot set to low-medium heat. Stir to combine.
Stir in the maple syrup and cook for 5-7 minutes until apples are slightly softened.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of water if needed to prevent mixture from burning.
Remove shortbread from oven and pour apple mixture onto shortbread.
Sprinkle tops with remaining shortbread dough and add nuts if desired.
Sprinkle on an additional 1/4 teaspoon of apple pie spice.
Serving Size = 1 bar (makes 16 small bars). Per Serving: Calories - 134 kcal, Protein - 4g, Total Carbohydrate - 11g, Total Fat - 12g, Fibre - 2g.