Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Apple Nut Butter Bars

by Ann Marie Michaels on February 8, 2013

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Grain-Free Cinnamon Apple Swirl Bars

Are you looking for a delicious grain-free treat? This recipe for Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Apple Nut Butter Bars is easy to make and will satisfy your sweet tooth. Not to mention it’s actually good for you!

The recipe is from fellow blogger, Carol Lovett of Ditch the Wheat.

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Grain-Free Cinnamon Swirl Apple Nut Butter Bars


Almond butter or cashew butter (2 cups) — where to buy nut butters
Eggs, large (2) — where to buy eggs
Honey, raw (1/4 cup) where to buy honey
Cinnamon (2 TBS) — where to buy cinnamon

Apple Filling:
Large apple, peeled and diced (1)
Arrowroot powder (1/2 TBS) — where to buy arrowroot
Raw honey (1/2 TBS) — where to buy honey
Cinnamon (1/2 tsp) — where to buy cinnamon


8×8 Glass Baking Dish


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Line a 8 x 8 glass baking dish with parchment paper. Rub the sides that are not covered by parchment paper with coconut oil.
3. In a large bowl combine all of the bar ingredients and set aside.
4. Mix all the apple filling ingredients together and set aside.
5. Divide the bar ingredients in half and spread half of the dough on the bottom of the dish.
6. Top with all of the apple filling.
7. Drop spoonfuls of the rest of the bar dough over the filling.
8. Gently spread it evenly.
9. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. When cool, lift the bars out of the dish and cut into squares.

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Anita Suggs February 8, 2013 at 7:26 AM

Are you sure it is 2 cups of eggs?


Ann Marie Michaels February 8, 2013 at 7:38 AM

That’s a typo

I fixed it.

Thanks for pointing it out


joanne February 8, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Is the arrow root powder crucial? I don’t have any and want to make it this weekend.


Joanne February 8, 2013 at 9:35 AM

forget it, i see that it is a thickening agent, guess i will pick some up!


Becky February 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

I was just wondering if you think Sunbutter would work as well. Both my children have nut allergies and we are just starting to embark on this new wheat free journey. Thanks!


Krissy February 8, 2013 at 12:04 PM

They may turn green, I’ve made sunbutter cookies in the past and this has occured. I know there is a reason on why it happens..but I forget why at this moment.


Daisy February 8, 2013 at 11:51 AM

This recipe looks awesome – but with 2 cups of almond butter at the Radiant Life price of $15.50 per cup, I can’t imagine fitting them into my budget very often ;) Do most people make their own nut butters? I have a Blendtec blender, but haven’t had any luck using it for nuts. I should probably get a food processor for this purpose – is there a particular brand/model that you’d recommend? Thanks!


Christina February 10, 2013 at 1:56 PM

I just made these and they are delicious. Mine turned out a lot darker than the photo. Is 2 tbsp of cinnamon the correct amount?


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