Raw Apple Cinnamon Almond Bars

These Raw Apple Cinnamon Almond Bars are perfect for breakfast on-the-go! Naturally sweetened and satiating, they’re also great post-workout snacks.

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These Raw Apple Cinnamon Almond Bars are perfect for breakfast on-the-go! Naturally sweetened and satiating, they're also great post-workout snacks.

After making a few raw desserts, I’ve come to find out that I am in love with the crusts. They are so simple, usually made up of only dates and raw almonds, but I wanted to take it a step further and create breakfast/snack bars out of them! So, for this week’s Raw Wednesday feature I decided to elaborate on the ol’ date and almond combo and add in some seasonal warmth and produce.

Diced Apples

Raw Apple Cinnamon Almond Bars

These Raw Apple Cinnamon Almond Bars are perfect for breakfast on-the-go! Naturally sweetened and satiating, they're also great post-workout snacks.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Raw Vegan, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Dehydrating time 18 hours
Servings 12 -15 bars
Author Jackie Sobon of Vegan Yack Attack

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Raw Almonds Soaked for 4 hours
  • 1 1/2 Cups Dates Pitted & Soaked for an hour or more
  • 3/4 Cup Date Soaking Water
  • 1/3 Cup Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 Tbsp. Raw Agave Nectar
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Apple diced

Instructions

  1. Drain water from almonds and dates, but save the date water. Place almonds, dates, ground flaxseed, date water, cinnamon, and agave into a food processor; pulse until the almonds are in tiny pieces, but are not creamy. Add in diced apple and pulse until the apple pieces are a little smaller and combined well with the almond mixture.
  2. Spread the mixture on one or two Paraflex dehydrator (depending on the size) sheets, about 1/4-1/2” high. Slice into desired-sized pieces and dehydrate overnight, or roughly 9 hours, at 110F. After that, pull the pieces carefully off of the sheet and turn them over onto just the mesh screen; dehydrate for another 9 hours at 110F.
  3. Take them out of the dehydrator and store them in your refrigerator. Mine are in a tupperware container with a moisture absorbing packet so that they last a little longer.

If you want to try making these bars in a shorter amount of time, and don’t care about them staying raw, use your oven! I have not tested this method, so I can’t give precise suggestions for this exact recipe. BUT, I can suggest that you try baking them on a lined sheet at 350F for 30 minutes. Then flipping slab over and cutting into squares before baking for another 20-30 minutes. If you try it out, let me know how it goes!

These Raw Apple Cinnamon Almond Bars are perfect for breakfast on-the-go! Naturally sweetened and satiating, they're also great post-workout snacks.

11 Comments on “Raw Apple Cinnamon Almond Bars

    • That’s a great way to do it if you don’t have a dehydrator! I do have to say that I really love mine, and tuck it away when it’s not in use; but thankfully, I have a good amount of counter/table space for it when I’m making things.

    • You definitely could, but depending on your oven’s lowest temperature they wouldn’t be “raw”. If that doesn’t matter to you, you could probably bake them in a few hours at 200, or a higher temp in less time! 🙂

  1. I love this recipe =) and it uses my favorite sweetener, dates…if only I had a dehydrator! it’s on my Christmas list, I can’t live with one any longer, it’s driving me bonkers!! I will try my oven for this, but I can’t wait for the dehydrator.

    Found you on OGP, I contribute there as well. =)
    xoxo
    Jen
    VVM

    • That’s awesome! Thank you for stopping by, and I LOVE OGP; I’m glad to be contributing to them now.

      Have a great day!
      Jackie

  2. These look great! Unfortunately I do not have a dehydrator (nor the space or the money for one), so I may play around with baking them and see what happens! Great combination of flavors, though!

  3. What are you using as a moisture pack? I would love to know, everything gets soft in storage containers.

  4. I made these and they were great! I do think that they taste better just after dehydrating for 8 hours without the extra 10 hours of dehydrating. Good job!

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  6. We just got a bushel of organic apples from the farmer’s market and they are so perfectly delicious. And you know how sometimes you’ll get a not-so-pretty apple or two or three in a bushel and you want to use them all up right away? This recipe is exactly what I’m looking for! Thank you!
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