Vegan Apple Pie Crumb Bars (paleo + gluten-free)

5 from 4 reviews

These Vegan Apple Pie Crumb Bars are the ultimate healthy apple pie recipe in bar form. They are vegan, paleo, gluten-free and have the most delicious crumb topping.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins

Yield: 9 bars 1x




  • 3/4 cup creamy nut butter (almond, cashew, anything – code RACHL for free shipping)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Apple filling:

  • 2 medium apples, chopped into small pieces (about 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 1/3 cup filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca or arrowroot flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Crumb topping:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 baking dish with If You Care Baking Sheets + grease well
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the nut butter, vanilla, syrup and coconut oil smooth
  3. Mix in the flours, baking powder and cinnamon until smooth (dough will be sticky)
  4. Press down the dough to the baking dish and form the crust layer
  5. Bake in oven for 10 minutes and begin making the apple filling
  6. Combine the water, lemon and apples in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium/high heat and cook for about 7 minutes or until apples soften a bit and remove from heat
  7. Mix in the coconut sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg
  8. In a small bowl, mix together the crumb ingredients then add the apple filling on top of crust and sprinkle the crumb topping on top
  9. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes and allow the bars to cool completely before slicing. I like to keep mine in the fridge to cool faster too (they will break if you cut immediately!)


*Store leftovers in airtight container for 5 days or freezer for longer

**I haven’t tested subs

  • Author: Rachel