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Paleo Apple Pie Bars (AIP, Vegan)

  • Author: Michelle
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x


These apple pie bars are the perfect paleo fall treat!


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For the apple filling

  • 3 cups pink lady apple, chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Juice of half a lemon

For the crust 

  • 1 1/4 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp avocado oil (I use Chosen Foods)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp coconut butter, melted (see notes for method)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

For the optional caramel sauce

  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


For the apple pie bars

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper. Spray with avocado oil spray and set aside.
  2. Using a saucepan, combine the apple-filling ingredients and set over medium-low heat. Stir to combine and simmer for 5-8 minutes (stirring often) or until the apples soften. Set aside.
  3. For the crust, combine the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Stir in the wet ingredients and stir until the dough is fully combined.
  4. Using the prepped baking pan, flatten the majority of the crust onto the bottom of the pan until it’s evenly thin. You’ll save about 4 tbsp of the crust dough for the topping.
  5. Par-bake the crust in the oven for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Layer the apple filling on top of the crust and evenly distribute. Crumble the remainder of the crust topping over the apples and slightly flatten it.
  7. Bake the bars in the oven for another 25-30 minutes or until the crust topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes before carefully removing from the pan. Allow to cool further and slice into 9 bars. Top with optional caramel sauce (below) if desired.

For the optional caramel sauce 

  1. Combine the coconut cream, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat and stir to combine. Bring to a low boil, and reduce to a low simmer, stirring often. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the caramel is reduced and browned.


  1. It’s best to melt the coconut butter using a double boiler method. Do not microwave coconut butter or it will burn.
  2. All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 319
  • Fat: 21.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.3g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Protein: 2.4g

Keywords: apple pie, paleo apple pie