Thursday, March 21, 2013

Healthy Snack Time

Made these bars today and they are so good, very filling and sugar and oil free to boot!

Carrot Oat Snack Bars (Gluten Free Vegan)
Preheat oven to 350.

Mix together in a bowl:
::  1 Cup Chopped Dates
::  2 Ripe Bananas Mashed
::  1/2 Cup or one small shredded carrot
::  1 tsp Vanilla
::  1/2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
::  1 tsp Cinnamon
::  2 1/2 Cup Old Fashioned Oats (I used gluten free oats)
::  1/2 Shredded Coconut
::  1/2 Cup Raisins
::  1/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts
::  1/4 Cup sliced Almonds
::  1 tsp Orange zest
::  Juice from 1/2 of an orange

Line 9x13 baking pan with parchment (or you can spray it).
Press mixture into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes until brown on edges.
Cool on rack completely, cut into bars and enjoy!

I put the dates in the food processor until small pieces. Blended banana, vanilla and spices in it too and used it to shred my carrots  - easy!

1 comment:

Amy O. said...

Hmm..we were just talking about this!! Now, I want to figure out my cookie recipe. They look...mmmm...tastey (kinda like that cranberry juice commercial)


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