Saturday, October 30, 2010

Banana Booty Bars

Ingredients / Directions:

Combine in a blender (or mash and mix by hand):

2 Tbsp flax seeds (grind in blender or coffee grinder first) or 3 Tbsp pre-ground flax
3 large very ripe bananas (about 1 1/2 c)
1/4 - 1/3 c oil or melted butter (coconut oil tastes great)
1/4 c unsweetened apple or white grape juice concentrate (or maple syrup, or agave syrup)
2 - 4 tsp vanilla

Combine seperately:

2 c large flake / old fashioned oats rolled (for gluten-free use gluten-free oats)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
*1/8 - 1/4 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

Mix wet with dry. Then add:

1/2 c walnuts (chopped roughly)
1/2 c dates (chopped roughly)
*2 Tbsp candied ginger or candied orange peel (chopped finely) OR 1 tsp finely grated lemon or orange zest
*1/3 c dark chocolate chips OR 2 ounces of dark chocolate (chopped roughly)
*optional ingredients
(If you have the time, let the batter sit for 10 minutes or longer.)
Grease a medium-sized pan and press mixture in. Bake in a pre-heated
oven at 350 for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes
before cutting.

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