Low-Carb Pecan Pie Bars
Indulge in the irresistible charm of our Low-Carb Pecan Pie Bars, where a buttery almond flour crust meets a luscious, sugar-free pecan filling. This dessert masterpiece brings you all the rich, nutty flavors of a classic pecan pie while keeping your carb intake in check. With each bite, you'll savor the perfect blend of sweetness, crunch, and nostalgia, making it a delightful treat for those seeking a lower-carb, guilt-free indulgence.
For the Almond Flour Crust:
2 cups almond flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup melted coconut oil or butter (for a non-vegan version)
1/4 cup granulated erythritol or sweetener of your choice
1/2 teaspoon salt
For the Sugar-Free Pecan Filling:
2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup granulated erythritol or sweetener of your choice
1/2 cup sugar-free maple syrup
1/3 cup melted coconut oil or butter (for a non-vegan version)
2 large eggs (for a vegan version, you can use egg replacers like flax eggs or aquafaba)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. Preheat the Oven:
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Make the Almond Flour Crust:
In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, melted coconut oil or butter, sweetener, and salt.
Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9x9-inch (23x23 cm) baking dish, forming an even crust.
Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until it's lightly golden. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly.
3. Prepare the Sugar-Free Pecan Filling:
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together granulated erythritol or sweetener, sugar-free maple syrup, melted coconut oil or butter, eggs (or egg replacer), vanilla extract, and salt until well combined.
Gently fold in the pecan halves.
4. Assemble and Bake:
Pour the sugar-free pecan filling evenly over the pre-baked almond flour crust.
Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the filling is set and the edges are golden brown.
5. Cool and Slice:
Allow the pecan pie bars to cool in the baking dish for about 30 minutes, then transfer them to the refrigerator to chill for at least 2 hours or until fully set.
Once set, slice the pecan pie bars into squares or rectangles.
Enjoy your delightful Low-Carb Pecan Pie Bars, a sugar-free twist on a classic treat!
These Pecan Pie Bars offer all the warm, nutty goodness of traditional pecan pie without the excess sugar and carbs, making them a perfect choice for those watching their carb intake.