Cherry Pie Crumble Bars

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Total time:

60 mins

 

Makes:

16 servings.

 

INGREDIENTS

Crust & Crumb Topping:

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/4 cup oats (only in crumb topping!)
  • 1/2 cup melted refined coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cherry Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cup cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cornstarch

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1

Line a 9×13″ pan with tin foil and spray with cooking spray — this makes for easy clean up. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Begin with the cherry filling. Add the cherries, maple syrup, and water to a small saucepan on the stove over low to medium heat. Smash the cherries once able to and mix in the corn starch. Let the fruit simmer for about 5 minutes until it begins to thicken. Remove from the heat and place in the fridge to thicken further.

Step 3

Then begin the crust. In a large mixing bowl combine the almond flour, oat flour, and salt.

Step 4

Next add in the melted coconut oil, pure maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Combine evenly.

Step 5

Add 2/3 of the mixture to a greased or lined 8×8 baking dish. Flatten into a crust.

Step 6

Pour the cherry filling onto the crust and spread evenly.

Step 7

Add the oats to the remaining 1/3 of the crust mixture and combine to make the crumble topping. Next add the crumble topping on top of the cherry filling.

Step 8

Bake for 30 minutes.