If you’re trying to stick to a paleo or SCD diet, you know that oh-so-wonderfully-legal honey can be hard to avoid when you have a sweet tooth. Depending on the diet you’re on, it might be recommended that you absolutely and totally avoid this recipe — since it’s completely full of sweets. Lots of honey and fruit, here!
But if you’re trying the paleo diet and looking for a great snack to curb those carb cravings, this has been one of my tried-and-true recipes to come and save the day. I depended on this recipe to satisfy occasional sweet cravings while I was on SCD.
This is a variation of a recipe I found online several years ago from Chef Shane Kelly. That original recipe was for almond flour muffins, but I always found cleaning the muffin pan — or dealing with messy muffin cups that don’t work so great with almond flour — to be just too much hassle. So I got lazy and put the batter into a big ol’ pan.
It just so turned out that I enjoyed this easier version even more!
Paleo Almond Flour Bars
These almond flour bars are grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and have sugars only from natural sources — honey and fruit! And trust me, they taste great too.
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup honey
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 1/4 cups almond flour
- 1-2 cups soft fruit of your choice
- 1/4 cups chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat oven to 325° F
Spread butter to grease a 13x9 or similar pan
In medium-sized bowl, mash diced fruit and honey together until well mixed.
After well combined, add in eggs, butter, and vanilla. Mix well.
Add baking soda, sea salt, and almond flour. Continue mixing, making sure to incorporate the baking soda and salt well throughout.
Mix in chopped pecans, if you wish.
Spread half of mixture evenly on 13x9 pan. A thin layer is better.
Cook for 25-30 minutes, and test consistency with a toothpick. If runny, cook for 3-5 more minutes. Repeat check.
Let cool for 10 minutes and slice into small bars. Serve.
Don't forget to immediately cook the second batch or put the remaining batter in the fridge for later!
Following an SCD or paleo diet — for autoimmune issues, or just general health — can be really tough. Especially in those first days, it can be extraordinarily tempting to grab for one of the many pre-packaged grain-filled snack you’ve probably been eating for years. Hopefully, with these paleo almond flour bars in your arsenal, you’ll be able to stick to the SCD or paleo diet and beat your ailments!
My only advice: don’t make consuming this much honey and fruit a daily staple.