Energy Bar Recipe

Ok I’ve been meaning to photo-document this recipe and put it up on my (seldom used) food blog, but who knows when I’ll feel like actually doing it.

So. Have a recipe.

All of this is in American so translate that to your local units of measure as appropriate. It does require the use of a food processor (or maybe a really good blender). I got the recipe from No Meat Athlete, but I’ve modified it a little since then.

Dry ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup flour (all purpose, whole wheat, brown rice all work fine)
  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup grape nuts cereal (or additional 1 cup oats + 1 tablespoon sugar)
  • 3/4 cup dried fruit, any kind
  • 1 cup dry shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup chopped nuts, any kind
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Wet ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups cooked white beans (start with about 2/3 cup if you want to cook them from dry)
  • 1 egg (or 2 T. flax meal + 1/4 cup water)
  • 1/2 pound dates, pitted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons honey or other sweetener
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (or mashed banana)

Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a rectangular baking pan, approx. 9 x 13 inches.

Start by putting the nuts in the food processor; pulse to chop (if they’re not already chopped, that is). Transfer to a large bowl, add the rest of the dry ingredients, and mix to combine.

Next put the beans and dates in the food processor. Blend until it forms a thick paste. If you have room, go ahead and add the rest of the wet ingredients and blend until mixed.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix. Make sure to get to the bottom of the bowl so all the flour/grains become incorporated into the batter.

Press the batter into the greased pan, pushing it down so it’s evenly spread out and gets into the corners. I like to wear disposable gloves for this.

Bake for 35 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown. Remove from the oven and cool, then cut into 18 or 24 bars.

They freeze well, and I actually prefer the texture after they’ve been frozen and thawed. They keep at room temperature for 3 to 5 days. I usually put 3 bars in a sandwich bag to freeze, and then thaw one bag at a time.

Happy cooking!

steampoweredtrainconductor:

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turtlecannon:

fabulous.

Ruffles!  Ruffles and buckles!  Gimme gimme gimme!

See THIS IS what you do with ruffles!!

I WANT IT

I want to find patterns to make this. I want this.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH~
I would totally wear this. ;u;

steampoweredtrainconductor:

appliedumplings:

sheepyapples:

zalein:

that-laj:

turtlecannon:

fabulous.

Ruffles!  Ruffles and buckles!  Gimme gimme gimme!

See THIS IS what you do with ruffles!!

I WANT IT

I want to find patterns to make this. I want this.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH~

I would totally wear this. ;u;

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dr-kara:

you’re welcome Marvel

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you’re welcome Marvel

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Reblog if talking to strangers on the internet has helped you meet awesome people who add positively to your life.

flatbear:

Yup. Been dating one for seven and a half years.

Met my adopted sister/housemate/best friend through the internet, for one thing! And many other friends!

*huggles internet*

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ianbrooks:

Stonehenge Bouncy Castle

This interactive art work by Jeremy Deller entitled “Sacrilege”, is a full 1:1 scale of Stonehedge for kids to run around and bounce on, as part of Glasgow’s International Festival of Visual Arts exhibit. Were we not supposed to be jumping on the actual Stonehenge this entire time? Somebody should have told me.

(via: msnbc.msn)