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Apple Pie Protein Squares

Protein Bar RecipesWhitney Carlson14 Comments
 Clean Eat Recipe: Apple Pie Protein Squares | He and She Eat Clean | Hettman Homestead

I am so excited that one of my best friends (that lives on the other side of the country) is finally sharing one of her awesome recipes! We've only known each other a few years but clicked instantly when we met. We actually met when I flew out to San Diego for a training and also hosted a Wellness 101 event that she came to! We have so much in common...mainly minimalism and hiking. ;-) She flew out to GA this past August to attend a training for our business so we got to catch up and hike together (below is a picture of us on top of Yonah Mountain in GA that I posted on Instagram)! You will love her and this recipe!

Kenzie and I wrote a "Baby Eats Clean" eCookbook and a Crock Pot Breakfast eCookbook together!

 Hiking Mt Yonah | He and She Eat Clean | Hettman Homestead

From Kenzie: Hey there He and She Eat Clean readers! Kenzie here from HettmanHomestead.com!

I wanted to share a recipe that our whole family loves to eat during the holidays. My two little kids even think it's a treat! (I love when that happens.) Before I tell you about the protein bars, I wanted to make a confession... I'm all about that apple pie. That pumpkin pie. And any pie really. Unfortunately, I know I can't just eat pie all winter (sigh), so I like to create healthy recipes that do the trick. These protein bars are guilt-free even though it tastes like you're indulging in a slice of apple pie. Not only do these protein bars taste just like apple pie, you only need 6 ingredients, one bowl, and 10 minutes to make them! I got your back. The holiday season is hectic and you don't have time to be Martha Stewart. I know the struggle. ;) 

Clean Eat Recipe: Apple Pie Protein Squares


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter or almond butter 
  • 1 TBSP ground cinnamon 
  • 2 cups oat flour (plus more for dusting) 
  • 1/3 cup vanilla protein powder


  • Combine applesauce, maple syrup. cashew butter, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Dump flour and protein powder on top of the wet ingredients, then stir together until just mixed. 
  • Dust a cutting board with oat flour and roll the dough in the flour. Work the dough until it's no longer sticky. Finally, roll the dough into a ball and place the dough in a square baking dish.
  • Flatten the dough evenly until it fills the baking dish, cover, then refrigerate for an hour or so.
  • Remove from the refrigerator after it has set and cut into squares. 

We usually cut ours into 9 squares.

Tip: Store in the refrigerator to maintain freshness. 

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