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Pecan Pie Bars - Gluten Free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar Free

Pecan Pie Bars – Gluten Free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar Free

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 9 Servings 1x

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Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • dash of salt

For the Pecan Filling

  • 1 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 + 2 tbsp cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 3 tbsp warm water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8×8″ pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, add all crust ingredients and mix until a crumb is formed.
  3. Pour the crumb mixture into the 8×8″ pan and press evenly to form the crust.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  5. While the crust is baking, in a small pot, mix together maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and place in the fridge for 10-15 minutes to cool.
  7. While filling mixture is cooling, toast the chopped pecans in the oven on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes.
  8. While the pecans are toasting, in a small bowl, add flax meal and warm water and stir. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken up.
  9. Once the filling is cooled, add in the flax meal mixture and whisk to combine.
  10. Stir in the toasted pecans and pour the filling mixture evenly over crust.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture begins to set.
  12. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow the pecan pie bars to be easily cut and served.