Grain-Free Apple Pie With Empower Bar Crumble

A Grain-Free twist on a seasonal favorite dessert! Featuring Gratisfied Empower Bars as the crumble to give it a blood sugar balancing boost. Find the full recipe below!

Grain-Free Apple Pie with Empower Bar Crumble


For the Crust

  • cups almond flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour or arrowroot starch
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut nectar or maple syrup

For the Filling

  • ¼ cup coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, or vegan butter
  • 5 – 6 cups diced apples (from about 3 – 4 apples depending on size, cored and cut into ½ inch cubes)
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • teaspoon ground cloves

For the Crumble Topping


  • Make the crust. In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine the almond flour, tapioca flour or arrowroot starch, coconut sugar, and salt. Stir to combine. 
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine the coconut oil and coconut nectar or maple syrup. Whisk until creamy.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the flour mixture and beat until a crumbly dough is formed. Use your hands to gather dough into a ball. Wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • While the dough is chilling, preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  • When the crust dough is chilled, place the ball of dough between two sheets of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll it out to 1/8 to ¼-inch thick. Flip the flattened dough across the pie plate, using your fingers to press onto the bottom, fix any cracks and seal around the edges. Pre-bake the crust for 10 minutes, then set aside until ready to use.
  • Make the filling. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the coconut oil, ghee, or butter over medium-high heat. Add the chopped apples and coconut sugar and toss to coat. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, allspice, and cloves. Toss to coat. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and flavors have melded. Reduce the heat as needed halfway through cooking to maintain a low simmer.
  • Transfer the filling mixture to the pre-baked crust.
  • Make the crumble topping. Place the Empower Bars in a food processor and blend until the consistency of course sand. Sprinkle the Empower Bar crumbles on top of the cooked apples in the pie plate. 
  • Bake for 20 to 24 minutes until crumble topping has started to brown. Allow the pie to cool completely, about 2 hours.

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