Just ten minutes is needed to make these delicious no bake protein bars which taste like an apple pie dessert bar, but so much healthier! Perfectly soft and chewy, these no bake apple pie bars are also paleo, vegan, keto and gluten-free.
It’s no secret that I share healthy recipes like protein brownies or protein bars which taste like cookies and cream dessert bars on here. However, I ensure to stipulate that they are NOT authentic brownies or dessert bars which are to savored for a weekly treat or dessert tradition. That would be ridiculous.
I made these healthy No-Bake Apple Pie protein bars with that in mind- I wanted to make a sweet ‘dessert’ like tasting recipe but under no guise that they are dessert.
Personally, I love having snacks EVERY DAY which make me feel good but also taste like dessert. My intention was to eat these no-bake apple pie protein bars during the week as snacks and at night for dessert- The real deal with extra cream.
Apple Pie Protein Bars
These healthy No-Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars taste like a dessert you can eat daily….multiple times. Not only do they only take 10 minutes to whip up, but they are also a one bowl wonder which is a no-mess, no fuss kind of snack.
They have a soft, chewy and doughy texture which is a common theme around here! Not only do each bar pack at a hefty protein boost, but they are also naturally gluten-free, vegan, paleo, low carb, and keto-friendly.
Storing Apple Pie Protein Bars
Apple Pie protein bars should not be stored at room temperature, as they will become soft and difficult to hold up as bars.
These no bake apple pie bars should be stored in the refrigerator, in a sealed container. They will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks, and maintain their thick and chewy texture.
Can you freeze apple pie protein bars?
Apple pie protein bars are freezer friendly and can be stored in the freezer. Wrap each bar individually in parchment paper, and place in a ziplock bag.
Before enjoying, thaw overnight in the fridge or at room temperature until just firm.
Frozen protein bars will keep well for up to 6 months.
Can I omit the protein powder?
You can easily omit the protein powder if you choose not to use it. Simply reduce the amount of milk needed to firm up the bars. Alternatively, you can leave it out completely and add extra syrup until a thick batter remains.
If the bars are too thin, add some extra coconut flour or almond flour.
More healthy no-bake desserts
- No-Bake Chocolate Cookies
- Brownie Batter Truffles
- Cookie Dough Fat Bombs
- Crunch Cookies
- Keto Crunch Bars
Want to see just how EASY these protein bars are to make? Check out the step-by-step video below!
No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars (Keto, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)
- 1 cup coconut flour
- ½ cup almond flour
- ½ cup protein powder of choice
- 2 tablespoon granulated sweetener of choice
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 cup almond butter can sub for any nut or seed butter of choice
- ½ cup keto maple syrup sub for maple syrup in the paleo version
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tablespoon milk of choice * See notes
- Line a large baking dish with greased paper and set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, combine the flour, protein powder, granulated sweetener, cinnamon, nutmeg and mixed spice and mix well.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the nut butter and liquid sweetener and heat until melted. Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix well. Add the unsweetened applesauce and mix until combined- The batter should be crumbly.
- Using a spoon, add the milk of choice one spoonful at a time until a thick, firm batter is formed.
- Transfer to lined baking dish and press firmly. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.