Gluten Free Apple Snickerdoodles Bars

Gluten Free Snickerdoodle Bars and a NEW BOOK!

It may seem like we are smack dab in the middle of summer, but guess what? Fall is right around the corner!

When fall comes I am inspired to get back into the kitchen, fire up my oven, and start baking. If you are like me, then I have an exciting announcement – The Gluten Free & More Fall Baking cookbook is now out and available!

Gluten Free Fall Baking Cover Web

This book is filled with delightful treats to make at home. Chapters include Brunch Delights, Pass the Breads, Fall Fruits, Handheld Must-Haves, Perfect Pies, Giftable Treats, All Things Chocolate, Can’t-Miss Cakes, Gluten-Free Thanksgiving, as well as chapters on gluten-free basics, simple substitutions, and prepping your kitchen.

The Fall Baking cookbook is available at newsstands, book stores, and markets all across the country.

You can also get your very own copy RIGHT HERE.

Here is a little sneak preview of a recipe in the book, one of my favorites – Apple Snickerdoodle Bars! And if you want to see my cooking demonstration of this recipe, click here.

Gluten Free Apple Snickerdoodles Recipe

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Gluten Free Apple Snickerdoodles Bars
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Gluten Free Apple Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 bars
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar – use divided
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 medium apple cored and diced (about 1 ½ cups diced)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8- by 8-inch baking dish with two pieces of parchment paper – crisscrossing them and leaving a couple inches overhang.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, ½ cup sugar, and brown sugar, stir well. Stir in the egg, vanilla, flour, salt, and diced apple. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons sugar with the cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the batter.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Let cool completely in the pan.
  • Using the parchment paper, lift out of the pan and cut into 9 pieces.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Apple Snickerdoodle Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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  1. August 15, 2015

    I confess I have for the first time ever been craving Fall foods in August! These look and sound delicious, can’t wait to try them. Thanks!

  2. Melissa
    September 8, 2016

    Just put this in the oven. There was nothing to ‘pour’, the mixture would not even hold together so I added a second egg. Fingers crossed. Headed out for dinner with family as soon as it emerges from the oven and this is dessert!

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 14, 2016

      I’m not sure what brand of flour you used, but that could be why … Hope they turned out OK!

  3. Angela
    November 16, 2016

    Would coconut flour work for these?

    1. Gluten Free & More
      December 22, 2016

      Unfortunately no, coconut flour is very different and it can’t be substituted 1 for 1 with regular gluten free flour.
      Happy Holidays,

  4. Deziray Howard
    January 22, 2017

    Have made this recipe several times, it’s amazing! A note that I would add personally is the amount of flour called for is much too plentiful; learned that lesson the hard way.

    1. Viv
      April 14, 2017

      So how much flour do you use? I would like to try the recipe.

      1. Gluten Free & More
        April 18, 2017

        Hi Viv,
        1 1/4 cups flour.

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