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Raw Apple Pie Bars

12 Comments 01 April 2013

Raw Apple Pie Bars

Raw Food Thursdays has been such an inspiration to me. With a week of spring break, I had some extra time to play and to learn from raw experts and experimenters alike who have shared their creations with us. I would put myself in the experimenter category, and I’ve had some raw flops and fiascos some raw successes.

These Raw Apple Pie Bars are a success! They are similar to granola bars, but they are grain-free. If you make homemade almond milk, you can use your leftover almond pulp. If you don’t, just substitute extra almonds and process them into a fine powder.

They taste like apple pie but are far easier to make and better for you. All you need is a food processor to combine all of the ingredients and a bread pan to press the mixture into. You can refrigerate them and serve for a moist bar, or you can dehydrate them for a crispier snack.

Raw Apple Pie Bars 

by Heather


  • 10 dates, soaked in water for 20 minutes
  • 1/2 c. almond pulp (or 1/2 c. finely ground almonds)
  • 1 c. almonds, chopped coarsely
  • 1 c. dried apple rings, packed
  • 1/4 c. dried coconut
  • 2 T. coconut nectar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


1. Soak dates in water in a small bowl for 20 minutes.

2. Chop 1 cup of almonds coarsely in the food processor and set them aside in a large bowl.

3. Place drained dates and all other ingredients except for the chopped almonds in the food processor and process until the mixture begins sticking together.

4. Spoon the date mixture onto the chopped almonds and combine by hand.

5. Press firmly into an 8×4 bread pan and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

6. Cut into 8 bars and serve.

7. Optional – Dehydrate for 2-3 hours at 115 to crisp up the outside.

Serves 8

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  1. amber says:

    Oh Heather…these look simply amazing. I always look forward to your new raw recipes!!

  2. Yum – these sound so good!!!
    I love apples, I bet these taste fantastic =)

  3. Yum! These sound perfect – apple pie in raw form? Wonderful :)

  4. Those look so good!

  5. Another yummy looking recipe to use up the almond pulp after making almond milk!

    • Heather says:

      Exactly, Laurie! I’m always looking for more ways to use it up. It just kills me to throw it out. So glad you commented here so I can learn about your blog. GF your entire life? What a brilliant pediatrician you had!!!

  6. These look spectacular Heather :) I must get my hands on some dried apples and make these!

  7. These look amazing and sound amazing! I need to get on the ball and look at nut alternative for my family so I can create things like this. Perhaps sunflower or pumpkin seeds. I’ll have to do some investigating! :) Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    The party starts tonight! Can’t wait to see what you bring this week!

    Cindy from

  8. These granola bars look delicious but all of your recipes sound great. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be checking your’s out often.

  9. Sandy says:

    hmmm I have a dehydrator but have never used it – might have to put it into action!

  10. I love coming across recipes that use leftover nut milk pulp :) I’m making some almond milk tomorrow and it looks like I’ll now have some snack bars to enjoy this week too! Thank you for sharing :)


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I'm a curious girl, wife, teacher, fitness fanatic, gluten-free foodie, high-raw vegan, and Mama Cat living in NYC. I've made the transition from baking and cooking gluten-free to creating raw vegan recipes that are naturally gluten free. My gluten intolerance opened up my diet to a whole new world of nutritious plant-based foods. While I'm not 100% vegan, it's my favorite way to eat, and making and sharing raw foods makes me giddy. Living in the City has its joys and challenges, and I enjoy sharing my experiences with you.

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