Fruit and Nut Bars
This versatile fruit and nut bar recipe is oil-free and contains no added sugar. These nutty, chewy bars are just slightly sweet and make for a perfect grab-n-go snack!
- 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 cup oat flour*
- 1/2 cup medjool dates or prunes
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup dried apricots
- 1 cup walnuts finely chopped*
- 2 Tablespoons cacao nibs
- 2/3 cup water
Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Cover an 8-inch x 8-inch pan with parchment paper.
Place prunes, raisins and apricots in a mini-chopper or food processor and pulse until well chopped.
Combine flour, oats, chopped fruit mixture, nuts, cacao nibs and 2/3 cup water in a large bowl and knead with your hands until a ball of dough forms.
Press dough firmly and evenly into the prepared pan. Cut into squares with a sharp knife before placing in the oven.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until baked through but still soft (don’t over-bake them or the bars will be dry and tough).
Leftover bars should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They should keep for 1-2 weeks.
- Whole wheat, spelt or all-purpose flour will also work.
- To save time on chopping your nuts, you can place them in your food processor or mini-chopper and pulse until well chopped.
Serving: 1bar | Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 4mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 21g