Monday, April 15, 2013

Super Oat Bars


Food bars are always a great snack or replacement meal to have on hand. The healthiest kind are the ones you make yourself. I like making a variety of food bars, and store them in the fridge or cupboard, depending upon how long I have dried them for. This recipe is delicious, filling, and energizing too. It packs just the right amount of super foods to get you going. Here's the recipe:




Super Oat Bars
Ingredients.
Dry Mix.
2 cups oats
1 cup Super Flour
2/3 cup raw protein powder
2 spoonful’s Maca powder
2 spoonful’s Goji powder
1 spoonful Cordyceps
1/2 cup raw cacao nibs
1 cup dried coconut flakes
1 cup dried coconut shredded
1/2 cup carob chips
1/2 cup raw sliced almonds
1 cup Himalayan golden raisins
1 packet Amazing Grass chocolate super food powder (or other brand)
3 spoonfuls bee pollen
1 cup hemp seeds
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger

Ingredients.
Wet Mix.
1 cup coconut butter
2-3 Tb raw almond butter
1 cup raw agave nectar
1-2 Tb raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
6-10 drops chocolate flavored SweetLeaf Liquid Stevia

Preparation.
Step 1.
Combine all dry ingredients in a big bowl and mix real well. Set aside.

Step 2.
Place wet ingredients in a food processor or blender and mix well until super smooth.

Step 3.
Fold wet mix into dry mix, then mix real well by hand. Keep mixing until a dough-like consistency is formed. Line a large baking dish with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Place dough mixture into pan and press evenly so that the dough covers the entire inside of the pan. Place another piece of parchment paper of plastic wrap on top. Allow to setup in freezer for 1-2 hours.

Step 4.
Remove bars from freezer. Cut into bars, and wrap each bar individually in parchment paper or plastic wrap. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week or slightly longer. Or, dehydrate bars for up to 12 hours, flipping once half way through the dry time. Dehydrated bars can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks or slightly longer.