Gluten-free and all healthy, although you’d never know it.
Because that’s how we roll, baby.
Side tip- eat the apple skins, or toss with lemon juice to add to your next salad like little croutons. And store these babies in the fridge if you have any leftovers.
Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars
Makes 9 square bars.
Recipe adapted from Gluten Free on a Shoestring.
Notes: amazing with greek yogurt (in the morning), or a scoop of local vanilla or coconut ice cream for dessert.
4 medium apples, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 small lemon, juiced
1 cup + 2 tablespoons gluten free flour blend (I love Trader Joe’s gf flour blend!)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch sea salt
1 tiny sprinkle nutmeg
10 tablespoons grass-fed butter, melted
1 cup muscovado sugar (or unrefined cane sugar)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a square baking dish. Place the diced apples in a large bowl, and toss with 1 teaspoon of the ground cinnamon and the lemon juice, and set aside.
In a separate medium-sized bowl, place the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, and mix to combine well, then set aside.
In a separate large bowl add the sugar, then the eggs and vanilla, mixing or beating to combine well after each addition. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and stir well to combine.
Scrape about two-thirds of the batter into the bowl of apples, and mix to coat all of the apples in the batter. (It will be very chunky).
Scrape the remaining one-third of the cake batter into the prepared cake pan and spread into an even layer with a spatula. Scrape the chunky apple-packed cake batter on top of the first layer and spread out evenly.
Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil, and place in the center of the preheated oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until the center is set.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before carefully transferring to a wire rack for about 15 minutes before slicing and serving while still warm.
pictured here with my other obsession, this almond milk matcha tea latte.