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pecan-bars

Pecan Pie Crack Bars (vegan)


  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Description

These healthier dessert bars are simple to make, and will be gone in a flash! The perfect alternative to a traditional sugar-loaded pecan pie. Made with a grain-free crust, and coconut oil in place of butter. Gluten Free and Vegan!


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Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Filling
  • 2 flax eggs (mix 2 tbsp ground flax with 5 tbsp water, let gel in fridge for 30m to 1 hr)
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 34 tbsp date syrup (The Date Lady brand is great!)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line square 8″ x 8″ baking dish with parchment paper. Grease with coconut oil.
  2. Prepare flax eggs and place in refrigerator to gel.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat together maple syrup and coconut oil. Then add vanilla extract and almond flour, blend until dough is formed.
  4. Evenly press dough into bottom of greased baking dish. Place dish into oven bake for 10-14 minutes until it turns golden brown.
  5. While crust cools, chop pecans and set aside.
  6. Next, add all remaining ingredients (except for ~1/4 of the pecans for topping) into saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute while stirring, then turn heat down, and add in flax eggs, stirring well.
  7. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes until gelled.
  8. Pour filling into crust (once cool), until covered evenly. Top with remaining pecans and additional cinnamon and sugar if desired.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until filling sets.
  10. Once finishing baking, let cool in refrigerator overnight or for minimum of 6 hours before cutting into squares.
  11. Enjoy!

  • Cuisine: Dessert