Gluten Free/Vegan Apple Crumb Bars
Cinnamon-spiced apples between layers of pecan crumb.
8x8 baking dish
gluten free all-purpose flour
I prefer Bob's blue-label gluten free flour
You can sub in walnuts or do a mix of both
unsweetened shredded coconut
or brown sugar
coconut oil, chilled
approx. 3-4 large apples
Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish.
In a large bowl, use a spatula or wooden spoon to stir together all the crumb ingredients except the coconut oil.
Using your hands or a pastry cutter, mix in the coconut oil until the coconut oil is evenly distributed and the mixture is crumbly.
Pour half the crumb mixture into the greased baking dish, press down firmly, and bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
While the crumb base is baking, in another large bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, lemon juice and cornstarch. Stir in the chopped apples and spices.
Once the crumb layer is done, remove the baking dish from the oven and add in the apple filling, making sure to cover the entire crumb base.
Top the apples with the remaining filling and return the baking dish to the oven. Bake for an additional 55-60 minutes, until the apple filling is bubbly.
Let cool slightly before enjoying. Best served the same day, but can be stored at room temperature for a day or two and warmed again the in the oven.
Original recipe by La Casa de Sweets