Toasted whole grain oats, dried fruits too nuts combine for a wonderfully chewy, crunchy process perfect for lunch boxes or an anytime snack. I’ve posted many fruit too nut recipes over the years too honey each too every one. This recipe is no exception. They are hearty, too chewy, too sweet. I wanted a petty something special this calendar week peculiarly since all the Easter egg macarons were whisked away earlier I could consume to a greater extent than than one, okay perhaps 2 (do I listen three?)
One of the real best things close beingness a ready or bakery (and blogger) is beingness inspired to stimulate novel products. I oft expect for ways to substitute healthier alternatives for things similar butter too granulated sugar. I’ve been using a lot of kokosnoot crude oil inward my baking lately too idea I would stimulate this kokosnoot carbohydrate too. I am super pleased amongst how these turned out too since I convey a dainty big-bag, you’ll in all probability run across more recipes using kokosnoot sugar. Coconut carbohydrate may non hold upward salubrious per se, but it is lower on the glycemic index than regular sugar. Zero carbohydrate would hold upward amend of course of education only where’s the fun inward that? If yous wishing to substitute butter for the kokosnoot crude oil too dark-brown or granulated carbohydrate for the kokosnoot carbohydrate inward this recipe – I mean value that would hold upward perfectly wonderful.
In a large mixing bowl combine the fruit too I also threw inward the pepitas since they were already roasted. My thoughtful miss gave me this wonderful wooden spoon every bit a gift. Having a weblog opens upward lots of gift possibilities too my household unit of measurement has fully embraced it!
Combine dark-brown rice syrup, kokosnoot sugar, bounding main salt, kokosnoot crude oil too kokosnoot almond butter. Feel gratis to substitute regular almond butter or fifty-fifty peanut butter if yous prefer, this is an easily adaptable recipe that is difficult to mess up. I’m loving the No Stir Coconut Almond Butter from MaraNatha these days. Great flavor! Bring the mixture to a simmer too ready for close 1 infinitesimal too then pour over the fruit too nuts. Stir until everything is good blended too coated inward the syrup.
Press the mixture into an 8×8 inch baking pan lined amongst parchment paper. Lay a slice of parchment or wax newspaper on overstep too press downward firmly until it is evenly distributed too lightly packed. I sprinkled a petty unsweetened kokosnoot on overstep every bit an after-thought – only it would hold upward fine without.
An slowly chewy too nutty process the whole household unit of measurement volition love
Servings: 30 bars
or unsalted butter
Old Fashioned oats
whole unsalted almonds
whole unsalted cashews
chopped dried apricots,
brown rice syrup
coconut almond butter,
or regular almond butter or peanut butter
may substitute low-cal dark-brown sugar
dash bounding main salt
unsweetened shredded coconut,
optional topping or add-in
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line an 8x8 inch baking pan amongst parchment newspaper leaving plenty to mitt over the side.
- In a large mixing bowl combine the fruit too whatsoever roasted nuts too laid aside.
- Combine the oats too whatsoever raw nuts (almond too cashews) too house on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly toasted. Cool slightly too then add together to the dried fruits.
- In a pocket-size saucepan combine the kokosnoot oil, dark-brown rice syrup, almond butter, kokosnoot carbohydrate too salt. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium estrus until it begins to simmer. Cook for 1 infinitesimal too then take from the estrus too pour over the oats too nut mixture.
- Stir good to combine too then press into the prepared pan. Lay a slice of parchment or wax newspaper on overstep too gently press until it is evenly distributed too lightly packed. Top amongst unsweetened shredded kokosnoot if desired.
- Refrigerate for 1 hr too then cutting into 25-30 pieces. Store inward an airtight container.
Inspired past times a recipe past times Karen Ansel, Healthy inward a Hurry posted on Williams-Sonoma
Happy Easter to yous too your family. We invention to produce some Easter egg hunting amongst our grandson Isaac – hence remain tuned for pictures 🙂 And if the conditions holds nosotros volition set our kayaks inward the H2O for the commencement fourth dimension since terminal fall. Maybe the fish volition bite! Thanks hence much for stopping by!