Apple Pie Bites

Sometimes when you take pictures with an old film camera found in your dad’s closet, you run the risk of loosing allllll your groovy pictures because, well, it’s film. Unfortunately, that totally happened to me. Thank you, Walgreens. While visual documentation of new dishes and recipes are lost forever or until I recreate them, I luckily snapped a few photos of these delightful apple pie bites with my back-up camera, just in case. Thank goodness!

I made these with my lovely friend, Erin, whom I’ve known for quite some time now. She’s completely amazing, very creative, and vegan, which always makes for fun and creative baking. And, as we both have Michigan blood running through our veins, apple was the logical choice for our main ingredient of the day.

These bars pretty much take the cake for a lackadaisical treat on a rainy afternoon such as today. They have that lovely apple pie texture and a taste not overly sweet but very indulge-worthy. The best part? No dairy!

So, if you’re sitting around, twiddling your thumbs and looking for something to do, bake these bars. You won’t regret a single bite!

Apple Pie Bites

(inspired by these from Chocolate Covered Katie)

Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients:

1.5 cup white whole wheat  flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup plus 3 T cold vegan butter
2 tablespoons nondairy milk of choice
2 cups peeled, chopped apples (about 3 medium apples)
2 teaspoons arrowroot or cornstarch
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease a loaf pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Using a pasty cutter or a fork, cut in butter until little crumbs form. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the milk, chopped apples, arrowroot or cornstarch, maple syrup and vanilla. Set aside
  4. Place 2/3 of the flour mixture into the bottom of the loaf pan and press down. Layer the apple mixture into the pan and top with remaining flour mixture.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes and allow it cool before cutting into small bars. Enjoy!
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