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pan of pecan date bar cookies, one with bite removed

Vegan Pecan Pie Bars

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 mini pie bars 1x


This pecan pie bar recipe is gluten free, grain free, and vegan, made with paleo flour and natural sugars. Skip the traditional pie and serve these bars for a healthier holiday dessert.

IMPORTANT: You MUST chill the bars for at least 1 hour before serving them. Otherwise, the consistency will be too mushy, and you won’t be able to cut them into clean squares.


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  • 12 pitted dates (soaked for 10 minutes in water)
  • 1 3/4 cups grain free flour blend (see notes for homemade blend)
  • 1 Tablespoon tapioca starch or arrowroot starch (omit if using premade flour blend with tapioca starch)
  • 12 Tablespoons naturally refined coconut oil


  • 6 pitted dates
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecan halves plus extra for topping
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons non dairy milk or water
  • 1/3 cup naturally refined coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons instant coffee or espresso
  • Optional Toppings: coffee beans, pecan halves



  • Homemade Grain Free Flour Blend- 1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour, 2 Tablespoons coconut flour, and 2 Tablespoons tapioca flour. Be sure to pre-bake the crust for at least 10 minutes with this flour blend.
  • Sugar Adjustments- The sugar content comes mostly from the dates which is a natural sugar. I have not tried using a sugar substitute for the maple syrup, but you can reduce the amount of maple syrup to 2-4 Tablespoons for a less sweet version of these bars.
  • Quick Crust Option- I’ve had a few readers opt not to pre-bake the crust and it works well too!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 small bar
  • Calories: 310
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Sodium: 11.2mg
  • Fat: 22.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.3g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 4.9g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: thanksgiving, pie, holiday dessert, vegan dessert, easy, refined sugar free, grain free