Pecan bars are a tasty treat for pecan lovers. These cinnamon pecan bars are just as good but are grain free, dairy free and refined sugar free.
I’ve been testing several cookie recipes in my kitchen the last few weeks and these cinnamon pecan bars are one of my favorites I’ve made so far!
The texture of the bars are similar to shortbread cookies with a lovely maple flavor. I added almond flour to this recipe to add a crispness to these bars. I sweetened the bars with maple syrup and maple sugar. If you prefer, use alternative keto sweeteners like monk fruit and lakanto syrup instead.
While these bars make a delicious dessert I like to enjoy them in the morning with a cup of coffee
Before you begin to bake make sure you have all the ingredients needed for this recipe. I’ve given instructions and substitution options in the recipe box below.
Ingredients Used In This Recipe:
- Almond Flour (super fine is best)
- Coconut Flour
- Arrowroot Powder
- Coconut Sugar or Monk Fruit Sweetener
- Ground Cinnamon
- Sea Salt
- Palm Shortening
- Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup
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Cinnamon Pecan Bars (Grain Free)
These cinnamon pecan bars are grain, dairy and refined sugar free!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 12 bars 1x
- Category: dessert
- Cuisine: paleo
- 1 1/2 Cups Almond Flour
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
- 1/2 Cup Pecans, Chopped
- 1/4 Cup Arrowroot Powder
- 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar, Maple Sugar or Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 Cup Palm Shortening* (or 1/3 cup coconut oil or butter)
- 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup or Lakanto Maple Flavored Sugar-Free Syrup (keto/lowcarb)
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans
- 2 Tablespoons Maple Sugar or Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
- Use a hand mixer or food processor to mix in the palm shorting into the dry ingredients.
- Once the mixture is fully combined add the maple syrup and vanilla extract into the dough. Mix for 30-60 seconds or until the ingredients are incorporated.
- Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper.
- Gently press the dough into the bottom of the pan.
- In a small bowl, combine the toppings together and sprinkle them over the top of the pecan bars.
- Gently press the pecan toppings into the top of the dough.
- Bake the bars for 18-20 minutes or until the edges are brown.
- Let the bars cool before cutting into squares.
- Cut the bars and store in an air-tight container.
Nutrition facts are based on using maple syrup and coconut sugar. The sugars and carbs will be much lower if you use sugar free options. With sugar free options the macros in each bar will be as followed:
- 239 calories
- 17.8g Carb
- 5g Fiber
- 12.8 Net Carbs
*Please use sustainably sourced palm shortening. If you don’t have palm shortening on hand you may use 1/3 cup of coconut oil or butter instead.
- Serving Size: 1 bar
- Calories: 278
- Sugar: 11.6g
- Sodium: 66mg
- Fat: 20g
- Saturated Fat: 6.75g
- Unsaturated Fat: 8.7g
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 20g
- Fiber: 4.5g
- Protein: 4.8g
- Cholesterol: 0