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Zesty Pepitas

Yields  2 Cups

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups Pepitas or Spanish Pumpkin Seeds (raw)
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids or low sodium tamari
  • 1  tsp garlic powder (no salt)
  • 1  tsp cumin powder
  • 1  tsp coriander

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place the pepitas in a saute pan over medium heat.  Toss  for about 3-4 min, until you hear them  popping.  
  2. Combine the cumin, coriander and the garlic powder.  Set aside.
  3. Once you hear the seeds popping, add the liquid aminos over the entire pan and toss to coat. Immediately add the dry mixture, continue to toss to evenly coat.
  4. Once they are all coated (1-2 minutes), pour onto a sheet pan and allow to cool or into a dish and serve hot!

CHEWY “NO BAKE” APPLE CINNAMON BARS

DESCRIPTION

Granola bars can be as simple as mix and press! These are light, tasty and can be store in the refrigerator when done. Did I mention nutritionally dense? No matter, they are a great start to the day or quick snack!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ¼ cups old fashioned oats 
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (of choice)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil (or coconut oil)
  • ½ cup raw honey
  • ½ cup brown sugar – packed
  • 2 ½ cups puffed rice cereal 
  • ½ cup dried apples – diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray 9x9 baking dish with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper
  3. Toast oats and nuts for 5-8 minutes until fragrant and set aside
  4. In small sauce pan, bring honey, oil, and sugar to simmer over medium heat; remove and set aside
  5. In large bowl, combine cereal, apples, cinnamon, and salt
  6. Stir in oat mixture and pour in honey mixture; mix with a spatula
  7. Press into dish
  8. Place in refrigerator to chill for 1 hour; remove and cut into desired shape (squares or bars)
  9. Serve at room temperature and enjoy!

*Will last for 1-2 weeks stored in the refrigerator

YUMMY BANANA OAT BARS

DESCRIPTION

Think "Hearty Oatmeal on the Go"… if you add dark chocolate, no one will believe you that they could actually be good for you!  Little hands love to make these too!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats (* grind all/some of the oats for a different texture)
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup raisins or chopped dates – hydrated in hot water, drained and pureed
  • 2 large, ripe bananas – mashed
  • (Optional) ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

* Add-ins: dark chocolate chunks, nuts, seeds, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, apples

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Press into a loaf pan or 9x9 pan and bake 10-12 minutes or until set
  4.  Cool on a wire rack
  5. When cool, slice into desired shape (squares or bars)

PowerBalls

INGREDIENTS

  • 16 oz. peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • (Optional) crispy rice, sesame seed, granola, cocoa powder, gogi berries or cacao nibs, & cinnamon

LET'S GET STARTED!

  •  Place oats in blender, grind until they become powder
  • In a bowl, mix oats, peanut butter and honey
  • Combine and adjust the consistency as desired
  • Roll into small balls and store in a container in your refrigerator

No shelf life is known... as they seem to disappear!