Vegan Apple Crumble Bars

With layers of sweet crust, tender caramel apples and crumbly topping, these fall-inspired bars are perfect for your next small gathering.

Serves: 9Prep: 25 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 9

Ingredients

  • 3 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare 8”x8” baking pan with aluminum foil or nonstick cooking spray.
  • In large skillet over medium-low heat, add apples, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender.
  • In small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water; stir into apple mixture. Continue cooking until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
  • In food processor, blend together rolled oats, dates, almond milk and 2 tablespoons coconut oil. Once mixture holds together, divide into thirds.
  • Press two thirds of the dough in an even layer into prepared pan. Spread apple mixture over base. Crumble remaining third of dough over apple mixture.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool.
  • Serve and refrigerate leftovers.