Recipe by J-Lynn
You will enjoy these if you are trying to eat healthier but still need something sweet! These really do give a delicious flavor not unlike pecan pie! (although the crust by itself is not super tasty.) I'm very interested in seeing the nutrition facts... From paleogirlskitchen.com
Top Review by Barbara L.
I just made these and like them a lot. I baked them at a lower temperature, 300 degrees F, in a convection oven, and for a shorter time, 15 minutes, and the crust was a bit darker than I'd like, next time I'll do 10 minutes. The topping is great, not too sweet, and moist and chewy- I also baked that for a lot less time, only 15 minutes at 300, and it is perfect. I have a serious sweet tooth but these are satisfying!
- 1 3⁄4 cups almond flour
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon oil or 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cornstarch or 1⁄2 teaspoon arrowroot
- 1⁄4 teaspoon sea salt
- 8 ounces pitted dates
- 2 eggs
- 1⁄4 cup maple syrup
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine almond flour, 1 egg, oil, cornstarch, and sea salt, using a mixer or a food processor, until well combined; dough will be very stiff.
- Press by hand evenly into a greased 8x8 inch square pan; bake for 17 minutes.
- Blend the dates in a food processor on high for about 1 minute, until paste-like.
- Add the 2 eggs, maple syrup, and vanilla; process on high until smooth.
- Pour this filling mixture over the warm crust and evenly sprinkle pecans over the top, pressing them in lightly.
- Bake for another 30-35 minutes.
- Allow the bars to cool before cutting.