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These Gluten Free Cookie Bars are a great healthy dessert - made with fruit and nuts.

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Fruit & Nut (or Seed) Cake Squares - grain free with vegan & sugar free option

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan
Servings: 8 x8 pan
Calories: 404kcal
Looking for a Healthy Dessert? These Fruit & Nut Cake Bars fit the bill. Grain-free with sugar & vegan options, they're sure to please!
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Ingredients

Crust

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons ghee (butter or coconut oil may be used as well)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup water

Fruit Layer

  • 2/3 cups apricot butter (or jam; or other thick fruit jam/puree/butter - choosing low carb if needed. See Recipe Notes)

Nut / Seed Topping

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup rapadura (or other sweetener--see notes above0
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (or other nut or seed)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Beat egg yolks until frothy, then add honey and ghee (or other fat).
  • Stir baking soda into coconut flour, then stir into wet mixture.
  • Add water, mix until combined.
  • Grease and flour a 8x8 pan. Scatter the crust mixture throughout the pan by dolloping the mixture with a spoon, then use your hands to spread and press down the dough evenly.
  • Spread the apricot butter across the dough.
  • Grind walnuts to meal.
  • Whip egg whites until stiff.
  • Add rapadura and whip, then walnut meal.
  • Spread egg white mixture over the jam on the crust, bake for 20 minutes or until darkish golden.
  • Cool before cutting into squares and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 778IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 8g