Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Apple Pie Bars

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I love granola bars but hate the fact that most of the bars out there have stuff in them that I don’t really want to chow down on, which can make me very moody! I found this recipe for Vegan Raw Apple Pie Bars. They are Gluten-Free and I know exactly what I am eating. Don’t let the recipe intimadate you, pretty easy to make and for all your hard work you can reward yourself with a yummy treat! These bars look and taste like crunchy granola bars but contain only a few ingredients. Note: This recipe calls for a dehydrator, but not to worry, these can be baked in the oven instead.

Ingredients

3 medium apples, cored & shredded (or pulsed in a food processor)
1 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup raisins
6 dates, chopped
1/4 cup maple syrup or agave
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Grind the almonds in a food processor just before it reaches an almond meal consistency, leaving some small pieces. Transfer to a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well combined. Grab handfuls of the mix and place onto dehydrator screens. I found it easier to form them into bars on the screens rather than in my hands as the mix is pretty wet. Once they are the shape you want, dehydrate for 24 hours, flipping halfway through. Once cooled, they harden to make crunchy bars, so if you prefer them softer just dehydrate them for less time. OR 350° for 15-20 minutes

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 9

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 191.6

Total Fat: 8.6 g

Cholesterol: 0.0 mg

Sodium: 67.7 mg

Total Carbs: 28.7 g

Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g

Protein: 3.9 g

All Messiness, Stacie