RECIPE: no bake apple pie protein bars

By Delta Dental on Monday, December 3, 2018

A healthy way to eat apple pie

An apple a day really does keep the doctor away. Apples are great for your health because they contain a good source of fiber and water. Whether you eat an apple sliced, whole or baked, you can still reap the health benefits.

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Eating apples also clears out bacteria and food particles in your mouth which results in stronger tooth enamel and prevents gum disease. Incorporating apples in your daily diet will keep your dental hygiene in check. 

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Now, what if you were told apples can be made into a healthy dessert? This Apple Pie Protein Bar recipe is the way to a delicious and healthy sweet treat!

These easy and tasty bars take only take ten minutes to make. They are sugar-free, dairy free, vegan and no bake. These bars taste just like dessert and contain only healthy ingredients.

Apple Pie Protein Bar


  • 2 cups gluten-free oat flour
  • ½ cup coconut Flour (sub for almond or more oat flour)
  • ½ cup protein powder
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sweetener (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ cup almond butter (or sub any butter)
  • ½ cup brown rice syrup (sub for maple syrup)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tbsp dairy free milk of choice


  • Line a large baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside for later.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, mixed spices, granulated sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix together.
  • In a second microwaveable bowl, combine the almond butter and liquid sweetener. Heat up until melted. Pour melted ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the unsweetened applesauce to the bowl and stir.
  • Using a spoon, add the dairy free milk, one spoonful at a time, and mix until thick enough to your liking.
  • Transfer the mixture into the baking dish and press firmly.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.

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