Maple-Walnut Bars with Raisins

walnuts and maple syrup
Prep Time: 
60 minutes
Number of Servings: 
9 bars


  • 1 12 cup walnuts, chopped, divided
  • 2 Tbsp maple sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour blend
  • 12 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp avocado oil, plus additional for oiling pan
  • 3 large eggs
  • 12 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Oil an 8x8-inch baking dish with a small amount of avocado oil. In a food processor, process 12 cup of the walnuts, the maple sugar, flour, and the 12 teaspoon of salt until mixture is consistency of rough meal.
  3. Add the 3 tablespoons of avocado oil and 3 tablespoons of water. Blend mixture until it just clumps together. Press mixture into bottom of baking dish. Prick mixture all over with a fork. Bake for 20 minutes, until mixture turns golden around edges. Set crust aside. Keep oven on.
  4. Whisk eggs, maple syrup, vinegar, vanilla, and the pinch of salt.
  5. Stir remaining 1 cup of chopped walnuts and the raisins into maple syrup mixture. Spread walnut-raisin mixture over crust. Bake for 30 minutes, until center no longer jiggles when gently shaken. Cool completely. Cut into 9 squares.
Nutrition Info: 
1 bar: 223 Calories, 4 g Protein, 38 g Carbohydrates, 24 g Total sugars (13 g Added sugars), 2 g Fiber, 7 g Total fat (1 g sat), 155 mg Sodium, ★★ Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)  


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