Looking for a healthy but delicious dessert for your Thanksgiving table? Look no further than these gluten-free, dairy-free and oh yes, vegan apple pie bars!
APPLE PIE BARS
I think it’s safe to say that it’s been a hot minute since I posted a recipe around here. Will you forgive me? I think you will once you see today’s recipe. My girl, Kat, over at Katalyst Health, is here sharing a delicious holiday treat! Have you been to her blog before? If so, it’s likely you have drooled over her recipes. I know I have, on more than one occasion. And since this girl is not the best at creating dessert recipes, I’ve recruited Kat to share fun Thanksgiving treat that is not only gluten-free, but also vegan. Double fist bump! Enjoy, friends.
Hello Burpees For Breakfast fans!
I’ve gotta say, I had a total freak out moment when Jen reached out to me with an idea to swap posts. This girl is pretty much my idol when it comes to workouts and her knowledge of fitness topics as well as nutrition pretty much blows my mind. And she wanted little old me to guest post? Somebody pinch me!
With Thanksgiving coming up soon I really wanted to take a creative [and healthy!] spin on the traditional Thanksgiving Day desserts. I don’t know about you, but pumpkin pie year after year gets old. Don’t get me wrong it’s dang good, but my family tends to eat a lot of pumpkin pie during the months of October and November. Which means it gets repetitive and well, boring.
This year, with me finally moving home, I offered to make one of the desserts for Thanksgiving. My family knows this is a risk [my butter, oil, and sugar loving family], but they lovingly gave me the go ahead. What’s family good for if not to experiment on?Homemade Apple Pie Bars! A perfect healthy Thanksgiving dessert! @burpees4bfast @katalysthealth #glutenfree #vegan Click To Tweet
With that being said, I really wanted to make sure that I put my best foot forward with this dessert. I wanted to show my family that dessert can still be sinfully delicious without being atrociously unhealthy. I personally think that these bars turned out ridiculously amazing, but you be the judge!
Just in case you were wondering, I’ve had every memeber of my family sample these apple pie bars and they’ve gotten rave reviews. The tartness of the apple pairs wonderfully with the spices and slight crunch of the crumble. The real star of this recipe is the coconut sugar though! If you’ve never baked with it before, I highly recommend you purchase some. Brown sugar will substitute just fine for it, but trust me, use the coconut sugar if you can!
So there you have it – a fairly healthy, gluten-free & vegan dessert option for your Thanksgiving Day table. I hope you have a chance to give these bars a try. Find me on one of my social media channels below if you do!
Kat is a certified health coach and a soon to be personal trainer. When she’s not in the gym torturing herself with endless amounts of burpees, you can find her in the kitchen, creating recipes that most likely include some form of chocolate. She’s a blogger, recipe curator, fitness fanatic, and puppy wrangler.
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Another drool worthy recipe? I think so. You’re welcome, friends.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving treat? Are you an apple pie fan?