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Vegan Salted Caramel Oven-baked Apple Bars

vegan salted caramel oven-baked apple bars

Need a killer dessert for your office party or dinner club? You need salted caramel oven-baked apple bars!

Pie does not have to be round. This delicious dairy-free, gluten-free vegan apple pie bar will leave you coming back for seconds and maybe thirds. Okay, let’s face it; you may just want to eat the whole batch. These bars are the perfect dessert that will make happy taste buds. Enjoy popping bites of salted caramel oven-baked apple pie in your mouth!


Apple Filling

  • 2 tablespoons oat flour (or grind your own oats completely)
  • 2 whole apples (peeled, cored, and thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice or nutmeg


  • 1 ¼ cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups + 2 tablespoons oat flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup 100% pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • 1 flax egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean extract

Salted Caramel Sauce (vegan)

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (thick white part from the can)
  • ¾ cup coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼–½ teaspoon vanilla extract


Salted Caramel Drizzle:

  1. Heat a pot and turn to medium-high heat
  2. Stir in the sugar for about 1 minute
  3. Add in the coconut milk, sea salt, and vanilla extract and continue to stir to combine
  4. Bring the liquid mixture to a boil
  5. Reduce to simmer on low-medium heat for approximately 15 minutes (make sure heat is not on high--the sugar will begin to crystalize if so) Stir occasionally until it begins to thicken
  6. You may add in additional sea salt as an option
  7. Remove from heat, let it cool, and transfer to a glass container
  8. Put in the fridge to allow it to cool and thicken for approx. 2 hours


  1. Make certain you begin with caramel drizzle to allow time to cool and thicken. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper
  2. Mix all ingredients for the apple filling and set to the side
  3. In a large bowl, combine mix all of the dry ingredients
  4. In a separate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly
  5. Begin to slowly add in all of the wet ingredients stirring for approximately 2 minutes
  6. Divide the mixture into two halves
  7. Take one of the halves and evenly press to the bottom of the baking dish to form a crumbly crust. Bake for approx. ten minutes
  8. Remove the oven-baked crust and evenly pour the apple filling over the warm crumble
  9. Take the second half of the crumble mixture pressing it together and add over the apple filling pressing it down slightly
  10. Put back in the oven and bake for 25–30 minutes until golden
  11. Let it cool and place in the fridge for about 1 hour
  12. Cut into nice size bars, drizzle caramel sauce, and enjoy (hot or cold)
Author: Tim-McComsey

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