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Easy to make healthy red velvet bars with cashew cream gluten-free recipe
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Red Velvet Bars

These Red Velvet Bars are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and super easy to make. They are rich, soft, moist, creamy, and delicious. Perfect for dessert, breakfast or a birthday party!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting time 3 hours
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

Dry ingredients:

Wet ingredients:

Cream/Pudding:

Instructions

  • I recommend measuring the ingredients in grams on a kitchen scale.
  • Soak cashews in hot water for about 45 minutes, then drain the water.
  • Meanwhile, start making the cake. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C) and line a baking dish with parchment paper. My baking dish measures 9"x6" (23 x 15 cm).
  • Process the shredded unsweetened coconut in an electric coffee/spice grinder or blender. Then put all dry ingredients into a bowl and stir with a whisk.
  • In another bowl combine the wet ingredients.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk until combined.
  • Spoon the batter into the baking dish and bake in the oven for about 22-25 minutes and let cool.
  • To make the cream, add milk, cornstarch, sugar, and vanilla extract into a small saucepan and bring to a boil while stirring.
  • Once the pudding boils turn off the heat. Set aside.
  • Put the cashews into a blender (preferably a high-speed blender), add the pudding, and mix until the cream is completely smooth (might take a minute or two) and pour it onto the cooled cake.
  • Put the baking dish into the freezer for about 3 hours to set (or until the cream is not soft anymore).
  • Cut into bars and enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge.

Notes

  • *Granulated sweetener: You can use regular sugar, Erythritol, Xylitol (birch sugar). coconut sugar etc.
  • **You can use 75 g ground almonds (almond flour) or any other ground nuts of choice.
  • ***You could use applesauce instead of banana. An even better idea would be to use beet puree, which will also add a nice color!
  • ****You can use tapioca flour/starch or arrowroot flour/starch instead of cornstarch.
Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Bars
Amount per Serving
Calories
397
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
24
g
37
%
Saturated Fat
 
10
g
50
%
Carbohydrates
 
38
g
13
%
Fiber
 
6
g
24
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
11
g
22
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.