Apple Pie Protein Bars


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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.

Easy no bake apple pie bars with protein

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.

Healthy No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars-ust 10 minutes and 1 bowl to whip these up- Soft, chewy and no refrigeration needed- They taste like dessert! {vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free + paleo option!}

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. 

Healthy No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars-ust 10 minutes and 1 bowl to whip these up- Soft, chewy and no refrigeration needed- They taste like dessert! {vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free + paleo option!}

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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 Recipe

Apple Pie Protein Bars

5 from 201 votes
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! These bars are refined sugar-free, gluten free, vegan, dairy free, keto, and paleo.
Servings: 12 Bars
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 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.


* Depending on the flour/protein powder combination, you may need more or less. I used up to 3/4 cup with the paleo version.
If your batter is too thin (brands VS homemade applesauce vary, add a dash more coconut flour until firmer).
Homemade no bake apple pie protein bars should be stored in the fridge and will keep fresh for up to 2 weeks. These protein bars are freezer friendly and keep well for up to 6 months. 


Serving: 1BarCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 12gFat: 10gPotassium: 3mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 2.5mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 0.4mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Easy no bake apple pie protein bars that are keto, vegan, paleo, and gluten free

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. Thank you! I tried these and they were just amazing. Great texture and flavor, very filling, no complaints at all. This is now my go-to recipe. I keep these in the freezer for when I’m in a hurry and need something I can grab and take with me.

    Super easy to make variations too, just by altering the spices. I’ve made a gingerbread variation and a pumpkin spice variation too! Thanks so much for sharing this.

  2. I really want to try these, but what is “mixed spice”?
    Thank you! Craving a healthy appley treat as the weather is starting to change..

  3. I have a question. Can I sub Oat flour for the coconut and almond flours in your recipes. My body does not tolerate those two flours well, so I was thinking of subbing them for oat flour with a little bit more liquid if needed.

  4. I follow you and have to say I think you are the BOMB DIGGITY 🙂 Everything I have tried has been gold, you’re a genius! Quick question, sorry to bother you, can I use all coconut flour you think? I dont have almond flour and hate to go buy it if I can just use the one? What do you think? ps….THANK YOU for all you do!

  5. These sound really good and I’m eager to try them out. However, before I can even attempt to make them, I need to know what size pan you used and what size did you cut the bars to. Thanks, looking forward to your reply.

  6. I made these using the coconut flour. Was simple to make and looked great when I cut them.
    Then I gave one to hubby. He choked and spit out. I tried and it tastes like sawdust. Not good texture at all.
    Maybe using oat flour works. I
    was disappointed as The breakfast brownies were delicious. Not much like a brownie but a delicious piece of fudge.

  7. Hi!
    This is not related specifically to these bars (which look delicious by the way, I can’t wait to try them!!) but to bars in general. I’ve found lots of recipes that use Medjool dates. Where I live they’re very expensive (which is a pity, since they’re delicious – and very useful and versatile, apparently!), do you think I could exchange them for prunes? They have a similar consistency, so I thought it might work.

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