Apple Crisp Bars

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Spiced Apple Crisp Bars with a crunchy cereal crust, cinnamon-sticky apple filling, and crumble top. Easier and healthier than apple pie, but just as tasty!

I am embarrased to admit that it’s the day before thanksgiving and I haven’t posted a single apple recipe all season. NOT ONE. That is not okay.

So here we are. Last possible day before it’s nothing but cookies all over the recipe internet, with an easy cinnamon-spiced apple recipe for you.

These Apple Crisp Bars are easier than apple pie. Crunchier than an apple crumble. Delicious warm or cold. And so extra perfect with ice cream or yogurt on top.

For a last minute (healthy-ish!) contribution to the thanksgiving dessert table or just for some sticky fall snacking for yourself, I hope you enjoy.

And happy Thanksgiving to you!


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Apple Crisp Bars

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x
  • Category: bars
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

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Spiced Apple Crisp Bars with a crunchy cereal crust, cinnamon-sticky apple filling, and crumble top. Easier and healthier than apple pie, but just as tasty!




  • 4 cups (120g) gluten-free flake cereal*
  • 1 cup (200g) medjool dates, pitted**
  • 1/4 cup (50g) coconut oil***
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 34 (500g) diced apples****
  • 1/4 cup (40g) coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60g) water 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Half a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  2. Grind the cereal in a food processor.
  3. Add the rest of the crust ingredients and process until sticky/crumbly.
  4. Press half into a baking dish lined with parchment or greased.
  5. Combine all the apple ingredients in a bowl and toss to coat.
  6. Cook in a nonstick sauté pan (spray with coconut oil to be safe!) over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until the apples are soft.
  7. Spread on top of the crust.
  8. Top with the rest of the cereal mixture, pressing in slightly. 
  9. Bake for 25 minutes at 350ºF until the top is golden.
  10. Cool, then slice. They will be delicate when warm (but delicious!), but will firm up after chilling.
  11. Top with yogurt or ice cream and enjoy!


*I used this one. Or any flake cereal if not gluten-free.

**They need to be very soft and squishy, otherwise soak them first.

***Or runny nut butter to keep them oil-free

****I used granny smith, but use your favorite variety!


  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 344
  • Sugar: 35g
  • Sodium: 380mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 70g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: vegan, gluten-free, fall, cinnamon, thanksgiving, pie, crumble, easy, baking, recipe, dairy free, healthy

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1Blend cereal, dates, coconut oil, and salt2Press half into a lined pan3Dice apples. Toss with coconut sugar, water, cinnamon, lemon juice, and arrowroot4Cook 8-10 minutes until soft and caramelized. Spread on top of the crust.5Top with remaining crumble and bake for 25 minutes at 350F6Cool then slice. And enjoy!Check out my other content @feastingonfruit on Jumprope.



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