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gluten and dairy free apple shortbread bars

Apple Pie Shortbread bars

  • Author: Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: nutritious treats
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american


Apple pie shortbread bars are a fun treat to bake up with your fresh apples! They’re easy to make and are ready in less than 20 minutes. 



shortbread crust: 

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 

apple filling: 

  • 1 apple ( I used a honey crisp) 
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Reserve 1/4 cup of the batter. Put the rest of the crumble into a square baking pan lined with parchment paper and press it into the corners to make an even layer.
  4. Bake for about 12 minutes until the edges begin to get golden brown.
  5. In the meantime, prepare the apples. Wash and slice the apple into thin slices. Sautee on a pan with pumpkin spice and coconut oil until slightly tender. 
  6. Remove the crust from the oven. Assemble the apples on top and top with remaining crumble. 
  7. Crumble the remaining crumble on top of the apples.
  8. Bake for 10 more minutes, remove let cool and cut into 9 slices. 


I haven’t tested this recipe with other types of flours! 

Keywords: apple pie bars; apple pie shortbread bars