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Caramel Apple Pie Bars

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bars 1x


  • 1 cup pitted Medjool dates
  • 1 large apple (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ cup liquid sweetener of choice*
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup vegan protein powder ** (I used Sprout Living Original Epic Protein)
  • 2 tbsps flax meal
  • ½ an apple finely diced
  • Optional: banana ice cream and caramel sauce for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. Combine the chopped apple, dates, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and liquid sweetener in a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the blender mixture. Stir to combine.
  4. Add the diced apple chunks and gently fold them in.
  5. Shape the dough into a long thin rectangle about 3″ wide and 1/2″ high. Slice into 8 bars. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 25-30 mins at 325F.
  7. Let them cool for at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  8. Top your bar with banana ice cream and caramel sauce, or enjoy plain. Keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.


*You can substitute applesauce here to make them completely date-sweetened.
**You can substitute oat flour.