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gluten and dairy free apple shortbread bars

Apple Pie Shortbread bars

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
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. 
Prep Time 5 mins
Servings 9 bars


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • Mix together the almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl.
  • 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.
  • Bake for about 12 minutes until the edges begin to get golden brown.
  • 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. 
  • Remove the crust from the oven. Assemble the apples on top and top with remaining crumble. 
  • Crumble the remaining crumble on top of the apples.
  • Bake for 10 more minutes, remove let cool and cut into 9 slices. 


I haven't tested this recipe with other types of flours! 
Keyword apple pie bars; apple pie shortbread bars