Pecan maple bars are little bites of clean eating heaven! Well, in my opinion anyway.
This month I am sharing these bars in the Fill The Cookie Jar group. A group of wonderful bakers gather together and share cookie recipes that are based on a theme. This month we are sharing recipes that are healthy or remind us of winter.
Pecans are my favorite nut and pecan pie has always been a favorite of mine. As you know, Big and I have changed our way of eating. We eat foods that have not been processed or that have a long list of chemicals attached to the ingredients.
I worried that I would not be able to find a cookie recipe that we could enjoy. I was happy to find this recipe in one of my new cookbooks (affiliate) called 100 Days Of Real Food.
My first look at this book is what encouraged me to change our way of eating. Real food and clean eating walk hand in hand. There are very few differences.
Here is the simple recipe for Pecan Maple Bars:
Pecan Maple Bar, clean eating recipe
These bars taste like the best part of a pecan pie! This is a clean eating recipe.
- 3 eggs
- ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon melted butter + extra for greasing the pan
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2½ cups chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Grease a quarter sheet pan (13" X 9½") with butter and set aside. You can also use parchment paper. You need to remove the bars from the pan after a few minutes or the pan will sweat on the bottom of the bars.
In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, syrup, tablespoon of melted butter, vanilla and salt. Fold in the pecans.
Pour mixture into one even layer on the baking sheet. Bake until set in the center and golden brown around the edges, 14 to 16 minutes.
Let cool, cut into bars, and serve.
These pecan maple bars smelled so good when they were cooking. We couldn’t wait until they cooled all of the way before we cut a slice.
If you are like me, you will love this recipe for pecan maple bars, it is so easy and delicious. Don’t take my word, make them yourself.
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