Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Fruit and nut bar recipe

Edited to add: where it says finely chopped, I mean really finely chopped. I use the food processor or the vita-mix to almost grind the fruit and nuts, this way the bars hold together really well.

Alright, try this:

2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups oats
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil (grape seed works well)
2 cups finely chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups finely chopped raisins
1 cup finely chopped dates
3/4 cup applesauce
enough water to make it into a slightly sticky dough - probably between 1/4 - 1/2 cup depending on how thick your applesauce was
**optional - ground flax seed, cinnamon

Mix first 3 ingredients then add oil. Add raisin, dates and nuts. Mix. Stir in applesauce then slowly add water until it gets to right consistency. Press dough into oiled 9 X 13 pan. Bake at 325 for about 30 minutes. Cut into bars.


Anonymous said...

OOHHHHH!!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.....
Rebecca :)

Anonymous said...

Mmm. I just saw this and had to try it. Given what was in my kitchen at the moment, my recipe was pretty different, but still yummy! Here's the version I just made.

Anonymous said...

I carried these bars (my not-so-finely chopped ones) around in our backpack all day, and they held up fine, once they cooled a little more they were less crumbly. So I think your recipe is pretty forgiving. I'm still planning on trying the food processor next time though.

Unknown said...

We are headed out camping in a few days and I needed a good recipe for grab and go snacks.

Mike said...

I bet you this tastes better then the granola bars you buy at stores.