Apple Pie Date Bars

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 20 min 6
Apple Pie Date Bars
Health Rating

Ingredients


1 medium Apple (peeled, chopped)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Maple syrup
1 dash Cinnamon
1 dash Sea salt (divided)
1 cup whole Almonds, raw
1 cup Walnuts
14 date(s) Dates (pitted)
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C).  Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.
  2. Toss apple with olive oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, and a pinch of sea salt.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until soft and fragrant. Set aside.
  4. In a food processor, add the almonds and walnuts.  Grind into a meal - a few chunkier pieces are OK. Then add dates and cinnamon and pulse until a loose dough is formed. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl.
  5. Slowly add apples to the date mixture a few tablespoons at a time until the mixture forms a moist dough. If your mixture gets too wet, simply add more ground walnuts or almonds. Reserve any leftover apples for other use (oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, etc.)
  6. Transfer apple, nut, and date mixture to loaf pan.  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. Cover and freeze to set.
  7. Remove from freezer.  Chop into the desired number of bars - anywhere from 4-8.

Notes:

Thicker Bars

  • For extra thick bars, squeeze the mixture into 3/4 of the pan and reserve a blank space. This will make less bars, but they will be much thicker

Storage

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

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 391
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 11.7 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 107 mg
Potassium 423 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


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