No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto)

5 from 107 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! 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

No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars (Keto, Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

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.
5 from 107 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 Bars
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Arman



  • 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: 1Bar | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.4mg | NET CARBS: 3g
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    149 thoughts on “No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto)

    1. “My weekly cheat dessert!” – A warmed up protein brownie with some icing which is made of protein powder and lies. I am going to fall off my chair and its going to be your fault.

    2. Arman these look incredible – did I mention how much I love you for having paleo options?? I can imagine that from the freezer these taste all kinds of fudgy!
      Dessert to me is a treat, not something I would have every day but something I save for a Friday or Saturday night – it is NOT, I repeat NOT a quest bar! My idea of dessert would still be grain free but has to include sugar, regular or otherwise. I love fro yo with those glace cherries on top but I also adore ice cream and life without real ice cream would be sad. Ben and Jerrys = dessert perfection!

    3. I love apple pie. It’s one of my favorite things to make in the Fall (i.e. next month; Ha) although I am going to an apple farm today so it might happen sooner. They also have the largest slide at this apple farm so expect ridiculous pictures of me and a bunch of 7 year olds. 🙂 I know how to rock.

    4. I like that you are saying these aren’t really dessert…I don’t eat dessert often (I’m usually a salty girl), but when I do, I’m quite happy with a fudgy brownie or key lime pie or something decadent. But it’s nice to have a snack that is a bit of a treat that you can eat multiple times throughout the day if you want!

    5. While I definitely can’t handle as much sweetness as I could when I was younger, I definitely know the difference between a healthy snack and dessert — and I love them both. Bites and bars and smoothies named after desserts are usually delicious, but there are some times where only the real deal will do. These look great, mister. Obvs 😛

    6. Hey, hey, hey… Don’t knock people for calling their protein concoctions “dessert”. Maybe doing so is what stops them from falling off the healthy eating wagon. Half of healthy eating is being mentally on diet too.

      No, I personally would never call a protein bar dessert, but, you also shouldn’t be eating 1 Quest bar a day. Your body doesn’t know it’s fake sugar so you still have the same insulin release, and when you’re trying to lose fat and stick to an eating plan, that insulin release triggers other cravings which can sabotage your efforts.

      Calling that nuked Quest bar a treat is a good way of keeping them as the occasional snack rather than a daily standard.

      Oh, and I happen to love Greek yoghurt with protein powder (with berries & toasted almonds!) although I call it a snack, I wouldn’t rain on someone’s parade if they wanted to tell themselves it’s a dessert so that they can keep eating clean and keep the real refeeds/cheat meals for another time.

      Don’t be so harsh, dude!

      Okay, that’s my rant-rebuttal done. 😛

      All that said. These look great! A bit high in sugars to easily fit into my daily macros, but will certainly try them out and keep them for every other day… or week 😉 🙂

        1. Hehe, no worries. I’m still sore from SA losing to Japan at the weekend in the RWC, so I thought I could at least stick up for those trying their best to shed some pounds (me being one of them 😛 ).

          Maybe our definition of dessert needs to change. Maybe dessert is any sweet meal that you enjoy and look forward to, even if it is a ruddy protein bar warmed up, lol. (Still not me, but I get it…)

          Hell, I would classify half of the breakfast cereals as dessert these days! Coco pops over ice-cream? So good. Actually, I used to often have cravings for a bowl of cereal like Crunchy Nut Clusters after dinner. That in itself says two things. 1) How on earth is that an acceptable breakfast and 2) What the hell is in cereal that it’s something a person can crave!

          Anyway, I didn’t mean to come off too strongly myself 🙂

          Thanks for the reply 🙂

    7. Dessert for me is basically anything sweet! It can be healthy or indulgent, but if you constitute something as a “cheat”, then it HAS to be somewhat sinful in some way! Homemade GF, sugar free brownies aren’t cheats!
      These protein bars are absolutely MANDATORY for me to make!

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