coconut raspberry bars and raspberries stacked on a green plate
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5 from 9 votes

Vegan Raspberry Bars

These Coconut Raspberry Bars are dairy-free and egg-free and are bursting with flavour! The soft, mashed raspberries provide a delightful contrast to the crunchy top layer of baked coconut. They are perfect for serving to company!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Not Specific
Servings: 25
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Allison Leigh

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour (I used whole wheat, you can also substitute white or gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free margarine (I used Melt margarine sticks)
  • 1/8 cup hemp seeds (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon dairy-free milk (I used rice milk)
  • 2 cup raspberries, mashed (substitute 3/4 C raspberry jam if you desire a sweeter flavour)
  • 2/3 cup sugar (I used coconut palm sugar)
  • 1 banana, mashed , divided. Use ripe banana
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil (melted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sliced, blanched almonds (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl add the flour, margarine, milk, baking powder, 1/2 mashed banana and hemp seeds (if using). Combine well.
  • Add mixture to greased 9" (23 cm) square baking pan. Spread evenly with the back of a spoon.
  • Spread the mashed raspberries evenly over the flour mixture in the pan with the back of a spoon.
  • In another medium bowl, combine sugar and 1/2 mashed banana well with a fork. Stir in coconut, melted coconut oil and vanilla. Mix well until evenly blended.
  • Gently spread coconut mixture on top of raspberry mixture in pan, being careful not to press too hard.
  • Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until the top layer of the bars is golden brown.
  • If using the almonds, remove pan halfway through baking and sprinkle almonds over the top layer of the bars. Return to oven to complete baking.
  • Let pan cool on the counter, then place in the fridge for 30 minutes. The bars will be easier to cut when chilled.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg