Apple Pie Date Bars

Apple Pie Date Bars

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Ingredients


1 cup whole Almonds, raw
1 medium Apple (peeled, chopped)
3/4 tsp Cinnamon (divided)
14 date(s) Dates (pitted)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Maple syrup
1/4 tsp Sea salt (divided)
1 cup Walnuts

Instructions


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place chopped apple on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil, maple syrup, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and a healthy pinch sea salt. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Set aside.

In a food processor, grind nuts into a meal - a few chunkier pieces are OK. Then add dates and pulse until a loose dough is formed. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.

Give the baked apples another chop with a sharp knife so the pieces aren’t so large. Slowly add apples a few Tbsp at a time until the mixture forms a moist dough. If your mixture got too wet, simply add more ground walnuts, almonds, or even a handful oats. Reserve leftover apples for other use (oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, etc.)

Transfer mixture to parchment-lined loaf pan and spread evenly with a spoon or spatula. Top with plastic wrap and use fingers to press it firmly into all corners until uniformly flat on top. For extra thickness, cram the mixture into 3/4 of the pan and reserve a blank space. This will make less bars, but they will be much thicker. Cover and freeze to set.

Chop into desired number of bars - anywhere from 4-8.

To store, pack in a bag or container and place a piece of parchment between each bar so they don’t stick together. l keep mine in the freezer to stay fresher longer, but the refrigerator is fine, too.
If you’re travelling, they should be fine for a day or so. But keep them refrigerated or frozen otherwise.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 403
Calories from fat 255
Calories from saturated fat 22.9
Total Fat 28.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 12.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 11.6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 107 mg
Potassium 422 mg
Total Carbohydrate 27.9 g
Dietary Fiber 6.1 g
Sugars 18.3 g
Protein 9.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Fruit 0.6
Meat Alternative 1.4

Energy sources


Pygal 28% 447.070239823 138.41691569 63% 331.586714365 268.186175429 9% 355.279301254 110.804100138 28% 63% 9% Carbohydrates Fat Protein
Recipe from: Minimalist Baker
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