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Vegan Apple-Pecan Crumble Bars

vegan apple-pecan crumble bars Dessert
Vegan Apple-Pecan Crumble Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Obsessed is an understatement; we’re borderline nuts over this apple-pecan bar that rivals the classic apple crisp. These bars are made with vegan-approved ingredients and are loaded with Granny Smith apples, pecans and cinnamon so every bite is like a taste of fall. Vegan and non-vegans will appreciate, admire and adore this fall dessert—in no particular order. MORE+ LESS-

November 13, 2018

Ingredients

Crust and Topping

3
cups old-fashioned oats
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup packed vegan brown sugar
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup vegan vegetable oil spread stick, softened
1
cup chopped pecans

Filling

5
cups coarsely chopped peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 medium)
3/4
cup vegan granulated sugar
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, leaving 2-inch overhang on two sides of pan for easy removal. Spray foil with vegan cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix oats, 2 cups flour, the brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, the baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the vegan vegetable oil spread stick with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the mixture to another medium bowl; stir in pecans. Press remaining oatmeal mixture into pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix Filling ingredients. Spoon over still-warm crust. Sprinkle oatmeal-pecan mixture on top.
  • 4
    Bake 38 to 43 minutes or until top is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with knife.
  • 5
    Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Carefully remove from pan using foil overhangs; transfer to cutting board. Using serrated knife, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegan. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Look in the organic/vegan section of your grocery store’s refrigerated dairy case for vegan vegetable oil spread sticks.
  • Walnuts can be substituted for the pecans in this recipe.
  • Granny Smith apples have a nice tartness and don’t get too mushy when baked, making them the perfect choice for this recipe.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
160mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
27g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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