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Vegan Apple-Pecan Crumble Bars

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Vegan Apple-Pecan Crumble Bars
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16
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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.
Updated Nov 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

  • 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

  • tip 1
    Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegan. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • tip 2
    Look in the organic/vegan section of your grocery store’s refrigerated dairy case for vegan vegetable oil spread sticks.
  • tip 3
    Walnuts can be substituted for the pecans in this recipe.
  • tip 4
    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

380 Calories, 17g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 52g Total Carbohydrate, 27g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
150
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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