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02-04-2007, 11:27 AM
Okay...I love nuts. I'm nuts for nuts. I probably am nuts. :p
Any recipes out there for nut bars?
I want something cinnamony and sweet, and something I can prepare ahead of time. I was thinking I could use the leftover almond pulp from the almond milk. Just maybe throw in some raw sugar and cinnamon (obviously) but how would I form them? or should I dehydrate. Haven't tried it yet, possibly will today since it's Superbowl Sunday.
02-04-2007, 08:32 PM
Here's a tasty little recipe I made up one day...
Take some almonds (I used almonds, I suppose you could use any nut) and "marinate" them in cinnamon and maple syrup. Hmm...I don't think the maple syrup is raw though, so I suppose you could easily use honey or agave. Let them soak for a few hours, making sure you mix them every half hour or so.
Then put them in the dehydrator overnight. They're awesome!!!
02-06-2007, 02:11 PM
so you soak them in water before you marinate them in the honey? i left a bag ful soaking overnight...they should be ready for prep tonight. for how long do you leave them in the dehydrator?
02-07-2007, 07:39 AM
Did you chop the almonds?
02-07-2007, 05:36 PM
Not sure where I got this recipe but before I got pregnant I was making them weekly. My whole family loves these and they are great as "brownies" too- ok- the same recipe just served with fruit ice cream! Yum!
In a food processor blend these ingredients well:
1 cup cashews
1 cup almonds
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dates
2 T honey
1 t vanilla extract (optional)
Blend the nuts and seeds and then add the remaining ingredients. Then pack the mixture in a dish about 1/2" to 1" thick and let sit for a few hours. Store in refrigerator.
02-07-2007, 07:03 PM
what a cute icon...is that your dog? I have that breed too...I love her. They get such a bad rap. :(
I make one similar to the recipe posted above but instead of the raisins and dates, I use raw nut butter (usually pecan or almond) and hand mix it in with ground nut and lightly ground seeds. I press it into a glass dish and let is "set" in the fridge for a few hours. You could add cinnamon and agave for a sweeter touch. :D
02-08-2007, 08:03 AM
We're going on a long trip and need to take some bars for energy that won't need to be kept cold.
Love the recipe, thanks so much :) .
02-08-2007, 10:42 AM
When I make nut bars I just toss in stuff and blend.
The last batch I made was:
2 apples chooped up in food processor skin and all
1/2 cup of chia seeds- blended in coffee bean grinder then add water to soak, don't rinse, then add to food processor
handful of almonds, sunflower seeds, cashews, sesame seeds
a bit of cinnamon, agave nectar, dash of Himalayan salt
Spread on teflex sheet in large neat square, section into bars with spatula prior to dehydrating
02-08-2007, 11:30 AM
I don't have any chia seeds so can i substitute something else for them?
I have poppy seeds, will that do?
Thanks for the recipe, i have loads of small apples and i need to use them before they go bad.
02-08-2007, 11:43 AM
I wonder if flax seeds would work. Both chia and flax "gel"...? maybe???
I don't think poppy would as this needs to bind together.
02-08-2007, 12:00 PM
yes...that is a boxer on my avatar...he's one of three loves in my life...
now as far as the dehydrating goes, i'm doing soemthing wrong. maybe too much dehydrating...
my "bars" are coming out crumbly. a bit dry perhaps?
If i keep the nuts whole and just add dried fruit, would i need to add more honey or carob syrup? for how long do i dehydrate?
if i process the nuts and fruit, how long do i dehydrate?
02-08-2007, 05:04 PM
Flax is good too. The crackers I've seen usually have whole flax seeds, but I prefer to grind them then add water to create a gel. (I think they digest better this way.)
02-09-2007, 02:21 PM
here's my recipe...
about 2 cups soaked almonds
1 cup walnuts
1 cup dried cranberries
i marinated the almond and walnuts in honey and cinnamon overnight. the next day, i processed them along with the cranberries until finely chopped (not pureed). i formed a loaf on the teflex sheet and stuck in the dehydrator at 105 degrees overnight. they came out exactly like a chewy granola bar!!!
just sticky enough to stay together!!
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