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

5 from 111 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 111 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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Easy no bake apple pie protein bars that are keto, vegan, paleo, and gluten free


149 thoughts on “No Bake Apple Pie Protein Bars (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Keto)

  1. These look wonderful, I’m definitely gonna make them soon! I’m just curious as to what type or brand of protein powder you used in your recipe? Thanks!

  2. Just trying to clarify some ingredients instructions for the Apple pie bars…new to coconut flour here! How much does this recipe need in total? And what does sifted mean! Don’t laugh, new to this lifestyle (and cooking simultaneously! 😉 )

    1. Don’t be silly, Meghan- Never laughing- Just at my sister.

      Are you planning on going the full paleo route? IF so, I’d say stick to 1 full cup total. Sifted just means shaking the flour through a sifter- The coconut flour can at times, be clumpy 🙂

  3. Hi Arman! My uncle spelled his name “Armand”. I was wondering if I could just use GF flour. Must it be oat flour? I have organic oats too. Thank you!

  4. This recipe definitely wins points for being forgiving. I didn’t have oat flour, coconut flour, apple sauce, or syrup of any kind. Instead I added oatmeal, shredded unsweetened coconut, a handful of dried mulberries, two chopped apples I quickly steamed in the microwave along with the rest of the ingredients listed in my food processor and voila: portable deliciousness. Thank you!

  5. hi! they look sooo nice. but on my place here, there is no (healthy) proteinpowder available. may i substitute it? 🙂

  6. I substituted milk with fresh apple cider, they are pretty nice, but like previous comment I’d like to know the nutritional value of each bar, I guess I’ll have to go get my calculator 😉 – thanks for the recipe 🙂

  7. Hi, first I want to say I love your recipes and have pinned soooo many of them! I would love to know if you have any ideas for a substitute for nut/seed butter in this recipe. My son is very allergic to nuts and seeds. Would coconut butter work? If not, have any ideas? This recipe looks so good and I would love to make it for everyone in my family to enjoy 🙂

    1. Hey Tara! Thanks so much for your kind words!

      Okay- For nut butters/seed butters- I’ve only really tried with soy nut butter and sunflower seed butter- Coconut butter might work but honestly, I’ve never tried it as my full nut butter substitute.

  8. How did you get them to be so thick?? I tried making these and they turned out nothing like the picture. I’m guessing, user error, but I followed the instructions to a T! Do I just need to use a smaller pan? More dairy free milk?

    1. hey Michelle 🙂 No worries- usually it’s the brand of protein powder or coconut flour which has this impact- Do you mind me asking which brands you use? Also, they should be formable using your hands, so any size pan should work. More milk won’t help unless the batter is crumbly 🙂

      1. I just used what I had on hand–Bob’s Red Mill coconut flour (same brand for oat flour) and then tera’s whey protein powder. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  9. Please clarify – can I use a total of 1.5 cups coconut flour (for the 2 cups oat flour & .5 cup coconut flour)? I’m not paleo, but must avoid oats. Thanks.

  10. Hi! Can I ask something about this? After you refrigerate the bars, you can save them in the fridge? Or you have to use them always cold?

  11. This is about to become my savior. If I add a bit more protein powder, I should be able to get by using this for pre during and post wrestling. …I have been looking for something like this for a while, thank you!

  12. Morning, I just made some pumpkin pie breakfast cookies and they look and smell great! I’m sure they taste just as great as these apple pie bars and your coconut-cashew bars. They really are awesome! I look forward to my coffebreak because I got some cake batter bites, an apple or coconut bar in the evening. These are really great, all three of them. I will start to make more from your site, no-baking is soooo easy. I made coconut-cashew spread and put it in the bars, just to die for
    Love your site.

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