Vegan & Gluten-Free Crunchy Caramelized Pecan Pie Bars a.k.a. The Bars That Rendered Me Speechless (Not To Mention, MOUTH FULL!)

Vegan & Gluten-Free Crunchy Caramelized Pecan Pie Bars a.k.a. The Bars That Rendered Me Speechless (Not To Mention, MOUTH FULL!)

Okay guys, REAL TALK: I’ve been having a serious freaking craving for pecan pie lately!

Pecan pie was actually my mom’s all-time fave dessert! I remember the huge smile on her face when my dad brought it home on Fridays after work & with her love for it, came mine!

This recipe was basically my attempt at recreating all the flavours of pecan pie & OHMYGOD, I nailed it!

They’re easy & quick to prepare, vegan, refined sugar-free & gluten-free!

They’re rich & decadent, sweet, salty, crunchy & will surely remind you of pecan pie! They’ll remind you so much that you’ll fool yourself & everyone else about how clean they are!

The crust is made with gluten-free oat flour, coconut oil & pecan butter & topped with raw pecans & coconut flower syrup & DON’T GET ME STARTED ABOUT THE WAY IT CARAMELIZES, I’m drooling. These bars honestly left me SPEECHLESS & tots satisfied my craving! ‘Nuff said.

BTW, did you know that pecans have so many health benefits?

  • They’re full of vitamins & minerals, such as: manganese, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, B vitamins & selenium! This makes them great for promoting a healthy gut, boosting immunity & good digestion, skin & heart health, nervous system boost, strong bones, joints & muscles & preventing/fighting anemia, fatigue, weakness & energy slumps.
  • They contain monounsaturated fats (the healthy kind), such as oleic acid, with antioxidants, which help reduce bad cholesterol & in turn, the risk of heart disease.
  • They’re full of vitamin E, which is crucial not only for healthy skin cell renewal & rejuvenation, but basically cell renewal throughout our entire bodies!
  • They’re also a great source of protein & fibre!

Without further ado, let’s discuss how to make these beauty, immunity, digestion, bone strengthening, nervous system & energy boosting pecan pie bars a part of your life!

INGREDIENTS:

CRUST:

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp. organic coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup raw pecan butter (or other nut butter of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (+ 3 tbsp. more, adding 1 at a time, if dough is too dry)
  • Extra sprinkle of flour if needed

TOPPING:

  • 3/4 cup raw organic pecans
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup organic coconut flower syrup or pure organic maple syrup

HOW?

  • Preheat your oven to 350F & line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Add the flour & salt to a bowl & stir.
  • Now, add the coconut oil, pecan butter & almond milk & mix again. Start with 1/4 cup almond milk & add more if dough is too dry.

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  • Roll the crust out onto the baking sheet with a rolling pin or pat down & smooth edges with your fingers.
  • Sprinkle pecans evenly across the top of the crust & lightly press them into the dough.
  • Drizzle coconut flower syrup over the top of the crust & pecans.

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  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven & let cool for 5-10 minutes & then cut into squares. Don’t wait too long for it to cool before slicing because if it cools for too long, it actually gets hard to cut & you risk breaking it!

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  • ENJOY! 🙂
    • Store any leftovers in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

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