Snacks

October 8, 2018

Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars

Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars are gooey, sticky, sweet, and delicious. Completely fruit-sweetened, these bars are a healthy on-the-go snack.

Life is busy. And sometimes you just need something sweet and simple to keep you going.

Before turning to food, I first suggest you turn to prayer (like prayer before meals or prayer walks). Spending that time with God, for 30 seconds or 30 minutes, is important to mental and spiritual health.

We've still got to feed ourselves though! Enter: Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars.

Friends, these bars are everything you want in apple pie, but without all the sugar and butter and terrible-for-you stuff. Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars are filled with healthy, real food. So good.

What's in the bars? Only 7 simple ingredients! You probably already have them in your pantry.

Ingredients

Rolled Oats

A staple in my pantry. Packed with fiber, rolled oats are the key ingredient in these bars, keeping them from getting too mushy.

Dates

Another pantry staple. Dates have an incredible sweetness and help the bars bind together.

Raisins

Like dates, raisins make these bars super sweet. They also add a unique fall-flavor. You wouldn't typically find raisins in apple pie, but trust me, they're necessary in this recipe!

Walnuts

A great source of healthy fats and Omega 3s, walnuts give these Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars a sweet, nutty flavor and a density that wouldn't occur without a fat source.

Almonds

Similar to walnuts, the almonds add a fat source and key vitamins and minerals. Specifically, almonds bring vitamin E, magnesium, and copper (among other goodness!)

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a classic fall spice (and one of my favorites). You wouldn't find apple pie without cinnamon :)

Apples

And the last, but not least ingredient, is of course, apple! These are Raw APPLE Pie Granola Bars. It doesn't take much to achieve the sweet apple flavor. In fact, because we are just blending an apple into these bars, we don't want to use too much or else the bars will get super mush. So, only one apple. But don't worry -- these bars definitely exude the apple pie flavor!

The best part about this recipe (besides the fact that the bars taste like literal apple pie) is that it is super quick to make.

How to make Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars

First, blend some of the oats, the dates, raisins, nuts, and cinnamon. Then add the apple and the remaining oats. The mixture comes together easily.

After the blending, spread the mixture into a pan and freeze for an hour or so.

Then cut the bars into your desired size. I first cut them into longer bars but realized that I was aiming for more of a quick snack. So I ended up with 16 little squares. You could always shape these into balls or use a cookie cutter to create fun shapes. Let that creativity take over!

I hope you enjoy these little bites of (healthy) apple pie!

Recipe Prayer

God, thank you for the gift of raw food. Let us draw closer to you through the connection between your earth and the food you give us. Help us turn to you instead of food. Amen.

Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars

Raw Apple Pie Granola Bars are gooey, sticky, sweet, and delicious. Completely fruit-sweetened, these bars are a healthy on-the-go snack.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

8

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

65

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats, divided, gluten free, if necessary
  • 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins
  • 1/4 Cup Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Small Apple

Instructions

  1. Add 1/4 cup of oats, dates, raisins, walnuts, almonds, and cinnamon to a food processor. Process until the nuts are broken into small chunks.
  2. Roughly chop the apple. Add the apple chunks and remaining oats to the food processor. Process until the mixture starts to stick together. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor.
  3. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper. Spread the mixture evenly in the pan (use your hands!) Freeze for at least an hour. Cut into rectangles. Enjoy!
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August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography