Healthy Pecan Pie Bars

Okay guys I have a confession to make, I have never actually had pecan pie. I know. Crazy. But when I was younger I just never went for the pecan pie over the apple pie or brownies at Thanksgiving dessert. Now as a food blogger i’m loving experimenting with and enjoying all the seasonal baked goods, that means pumpkin muffins in the fall, pecan pie bars for Thanksgiving, and most likely peppermint when December comes around. After tasting these, I don’t know why it has taken me this long to get aboard the pecan pie train! If these Healthy Pecan Pie Bars taste anything like the traditional pecan pie, which i’m pretty sure they do, I have been missing out on some serious goodness my whole life.

What you need for these Healthy Pecan Pie Bars!

Besides being incredibly delicious, these bars are gluten free, grain free, refined-sugar free, and dairy free. I think that makes these one of my most allergy friendly and various diet accommodating desserts yet! Plus they only require a few simply, healthy, and wholesome ingredients.

  • Almond Flour: You guys know I love to use almond flour in my gluten free treats! It creates a wonderful texture and a great taste.
  • Pure Maple Syrup: Pure maple syrup is one of my favorite refined sugar free sweeteners! It is used in the crust and filling of these bars.
  • Coconut Sugar: Coconut sugar is my other favorite refined sugar free sweetener. The combination with pure maple syrup makes for an incredibly rich & delicious flavor in these bars!!
  • Coconut Oil: Make sure to use refined coconut oil! Unrefined or virgin coconut oil will make these bars taste like coconut.
  • Eggs: Eggs are used in the filling of these bars!
  • Pecans: Of course we’ve got pecans! Can’t have pecan pie without them.
  • Vanilla Extract & Salt for all things flavor.

How to make these Pecan Pie Bars!

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start with the crust. Combine the almond flour, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup.
  3. Pat the mixture down into a greased or parchment paper lined square baking tray. It will be crumbly but you will be able to pat down!
  4. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden.
  5. While the crust is baking work on the filling. Combine the melted coconut oil, pecans, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  6. Once you remove the crust from the oven, pour and evenly spread the pecan filling on top.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes and then place in the fridge to cool further. The bars should be completely cooled before cutting.
  9. Cut into squares and enjoy!
  10. Store in the fridge.

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Healthy Pecan Pie Bars

Healthy Pecan Pie Bars are like pecan pie in the form of quick & easy bars!  These bars have no corn syrup and are instead made with wholesome ingredients like pure maple syrup, almond flour, coconut sugar, and coconut oil.  Gluten free, dairy free, and paleo, this delicious recipe needs a place at your table!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 16 Bars 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup refined coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Pecan Filling

  • 1/3 cup refined coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pecans

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Start with the crust. Combine the almond flour, melted coconut oil, coconut sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and pure maple syrup.
  3. Pat the mixture down into a greased or parchment paper lined square baking tray. It will be crumbly but you will be able to pat down!
  4. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden.
  5. While the crust is baking work on the filling. Combine the melted coconut oil, pecans, coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, vanilla extract, and eggs.
  6. Once you remove the crust from the oven, pour and evenly spread the pecan filling on top.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes and then place in the fridge to cool further. The bars should be completely cooled before cutting.
  9. Cut into squares and enjoy!
  10. Store in the fridge.

Keywords: pecan pie, healthy pecan pie bars, pecan pie bars, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, healthy desserts

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10 Comments

  1. What flour can I use instead of almond flour?

    • Kayla Berman

      Hi Stephanie! I have not tried this recipe with any other flours, but I’m sure you could use coconut flour or even all purpose flour. I would just look up the substitution ratio between almond flour and the other flours to make sure the bars come out right!

  2. Could I use butter instead of coconut oil? I just really love the flavor of butter 😬🤣

  3. These were really good and a perfect alternative to a traditional pie for Thanksgiving. I will probably make them again next year!!

  4. Loved these bars !

  5. Sandra Lewis

    These were amazing thank you so much! Great pecan flavor

  6. I really liked this recipe but I used light olive oil instead of coconut oil. They came out a little greasier than I would’ve liked. Is it possible to lessen the oil to 1/4 cup instead of 1/3 cup?

  7. i LOVED this recipe. i don’t typically like pecan pie but these were so good. the crust part was perfect. directions are super easy to follow!

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