The key to getting the bars to stick together is a combination of brown rice syrup, almond butter, and maple syrup. This also provides the bars with healthy fats, natural sweetness (making them refined sugar free), and a great texture.
No Bake Maple Almond Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar]
- 1/2 cup almond butter
- 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cup oat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon maple extract
- 1/2 cup chopped almonds
- In a large microwave safe bowl, melt your almond butter until a creamy consistency. Once melted, mix the maple syrup, brown rice syrup, and maple extract together until combined.
- Add in the oat flour, chopped almonds, collagen peptides (if using), and sea salt. Mix well (this will take a few minutes, so don't add any other ingredients).
- Press into an 8-inch by 8-inch baking tray, and freeze for 30 minutes. Remove and place in the fridge for 30 more minutes.
- Cut into bars and enjoy!