Delicious Apple Pie Cookie Bars with Spelt Flour

Apple Pie Cookie Bar

Today we’re making another delicious fall treat: Apple Pie Bars Made with Spelt Flour. Every bite is packed with texture and flavor. It’s sure to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.

This Apple Pie Spelt bar recipe has 3 layers. The cookie crust, the apple pie filling and the crumble stopping. Each layer brings an important element of texture and flavor.

This wholesome treat is also on the healthier side. We try to make most of our desserts with sugars that are less refined than typical white sugar such as coconut sugar, honey, or evaporated cane sugar. We are also using whole grain Spelt flour milled from our Organic Spelt Berries. Spelt brings a host of health benefits, especially when compared with regular wheat flour.

We hope you enjoy this new recipe!

Apple Pie Cookie Bar


Ingredients for Spelt Apple Pie Bars
  • 4-5 Medium-sized apples – You Can use any kind of apples you like
  • Spelt flour – We use the Mockmill 200 to mill our flour and it does an amazing job, the flour is used in all three layers of the apple pie bars
  • Sugar – We used coconut sugar as the primary sweetener for each layer of the bars
  • Cinnamon – This brings the autumn flavor, used in the filling and the crumble topping
  • Nutmeg – Another important flavor used in the filling
  • Maple Syrup – Used to bring sweetness and deepen the flavor of the apple filling
  • Butter – Used in the crust ads to the taste and flaky texture of the crust
  • Vanilla – Important flavor element for the crust
  • Salt – Enhances the flavor of the crust
  • Rolled oats – For the crumble topping

Apple Pie Cookie Bars - Ingredients

How to Make Spelt Apple Pie Bars

Start with creating the cookie crust. To do this you’ll need to start by softening the butter. Add the rest of the ingredients for the cookie crust and mix thoroughly. Once all the ingredients are combined, grease a 9×13 pan and press the cookie crust dough into it. Bake the Crust at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.

Apple Pie Cookie Bar - Crust

While the Crust is baking, you can start working on the filling. For the apple pie filling, you’ll peel and slice the apples very thinly. Mix the remaining filling ingredients in a bowl with the apples. Once the apples are evenly coated, pour them from the bowl onto the baked cookie crust.

Apple Pie Cookie Crust

The last step is the crumble topping. For this layer, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl. Using a fork or whisk, mix until it becomes a crumbly, lightly clumpy texture. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the apple filling in the pan. Increase the oven temp to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Check occasionally to see if the crumble topping is browning. Once you see some golden brown on the top of the Apple pie bars, remove them from the oven and serve them warm. They Taste especially good with some vanilla Ice cream!

Apple PIe Cookie Bar - Crumble Topping

Common Questions

Can I Substitute a different grain for the Spelt?
You can pretty easily use wheat instead of Spelt, but using most ancient grains will require that you adjust the ratios as they tend to react very differently in baked goods.

What is the best mill to use for milling Spelt flour at home?
There are a lot of good home mills. We use the Mockmill 200 and it serves our needs so well. It’s mess-free and produces the finest flour.

Where can I buy Spelt?
At Grand Teton Ancient Grains, we offer a wide variety of ancient grains, including Spelt, on our online store! We do everything we can to ensure that we deliver the highest quality product available. All of the grains we sell are grown 100% organically. This means we don’t use any chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, or glyphosate on our crops as they are being grown. Visit our online store today and stock your kitchen with delicious and nutritious ancient grains!

Apple Pie Cookie Bar

Delicious Apple Pie Cookie Bars with Spelt Flour

Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes


Cookie crust:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 350 grams Spelt flour

Apple filling:

  • 4-5 medium apples
  • 50 grams Spelt flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 T. maple syrup

Crumble topping:

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 100 grams Spelt flour
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup of softened butter


For the Crust

  • Combine softened butter with other ingredients and press evenly across the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 300 degrees. As this bakes, move on to the apple layer

For the Apple Filling

  • Peel the apples, and slice them very thin. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until the apples are fairly evenly coated. Spread the apples over the baked cookie crust.

For the Crumble topping

  • Combine the streusel ingredients until they form a nice crumbly mixture, and sprinkle across the apples. Bump the oven up to 350 degrees and bake for about 30 minutes, until the top of the streusel starts to show some golden brown.


  • For serving, these bars are delicious served warm with caramel drizzled over the top and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also refrigerate them with caramel drizzled on, and enjoy them cold!
  • For a simple caramel recipe, I heat a cube of butter, 1 cup of sugar (I usually use coconut sugar, but other options work as well), and ½ cup of cream. Heat slowly at first, stirring often. Then bring to a boil and boil for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly. Take off heat, let cool a little, and enjoy!

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