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Vegan Apple-Pecan Crumble Bars

Vegan Apple-Pecan Crumble Bars


Obsessed is an understatement; we’re borderline nuts over this apple-pecan bar that rivals the classic apple crisp. Vegan and non-vegans will appreciate, admire and adore this fall dessert—in no particular order.MORE+LESS-

Updated November 13, 2018

Crust and Topping

3

cups old-fashioned oats

2

cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

1

cup packed vegan brown sugar

3/4

teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2

teaspoon baking powder

1

cup vegan vegetable oil spread stick, softened

Filling

5

cups coarsely chopped peeled Granny Smith apples (about 4 medium)

3/4

cup vegan granulated sugar

3

tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

3/4

teaspoon ground cinnamon

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  • 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, leaving 2-inch overhang on two sides of pan for easy removal. Spray foil with vegan cooking spray.

  • 2

    In large bowl, mix oats, 2 cups flour, the brown sugar, 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon, the baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the vegan vegetable oil spread stick with pastry blender or fork until crumbly. Transfer 1 1/2 cups of the mixture to another medium bowl; stir in pecans. Press remaining oatmeal mixture into pan. Bake 10 minutes.

  • 3

    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix Filling ingredients. Spoon over still-warm crust. Sprinkle oatmeal-pecan mixture on top.

  • 4

    Bake 38 to 43 minutes or until top is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with knife.

  • 5

    Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 2 hours. Carefully remove from pan using foil overhangs; transfer to cutting board. Using serrated knife, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is vegan. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Look in the organic/vegan section of your grocery store’s refrigerated dairy case for vegan vegetable oil spread sticks.
  • Walnuts can be substituted for the pecans in this recipe.
  • Granny Smith apples have a nice tartness and don’t get too mushy when baked, making them the perfect choice for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
380
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
160mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
27g
Protein
4g
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:

1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;

Carbohydrate Choice

3 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


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