Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gluten Free, Grain Free Apple Cinnamon Bars (GAPS, Paleo, Primal)

Since we're working on gut health lately this is a honey sweetened grain-free recipe.  It turned out great and all the kids liked it, which doesn't always happen!  I love that because it means I can use it in school lunches.  Our school doesn't have any  nut restrictions yet, if yours does you could substitute a seed butter such as sunflower.  Please let me know how it turns out if you try a substitution.  Thanks!

Apple Cinnamon Bars

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease 9 x 13 pan generously, I used butter. 


2 apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup almond butter
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup honey
4 tbs freshly squeezed orange juice
4 eggs
3 tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
2 tsp GF vanilla (optional)

Place all ingredients into food processor  and blend well.  Pour into greased pan and bake 30-35 min. 

My kids said this would be good with ice cream but I thought it was great all by itself!  They turned out moist and tender like cake and made the house smell wonderful.


  1. Can you use applesauce instead? And for the honey, what would be a decent low-carb sub? Thanks!

  2. I wonder if it would still turn out ok if I didn't peel the apples. It's hard on my hands.