With all this time off and confinement to the apartment, I’ve taken it upon myself to read more books, stay up-to-date with the world, … study…., and work on my paleo baking and cooking skilllzzz!
So, i tried my hand at a primal nut bar. I read up on a bunch of different ways to make a nut bar and tweaked it to my tastings and likings. A nut bar is essential what it’s called. it’s made out of a bunch of different nuts and you can add fruit, coconut, protein, chocolate chips… whatever you want! I first tried the non-baking just refrigerate-way like cave woman cafe, but they didn’t hold well. So i added an egg to the mixture like marks daily apple and put it in the oven @ 325°F x16 minutes. they’re still a little crumbly-ish, BUT it still tastes good. So when i’m done gobbling these up, ill just have to try again!
- 1c slivered almonds
- 1c walnuts
- 1/2c sunbutter
- 1/2c unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2c coconut oil
- 1/4c honey
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1c +extra dried fruit (apricots)
- 1/2c wheat germ + flax seed
Pick a fruit or fruits you want in your bars. I personally love dried apricots in the bars so I chopped up a cup + extra of apricots.
Take the whole nuts and toast ’em @ 350°F until they brown. But be careful, they go from brown to black, fast! Let them cool and then grind them to coarse
cheat tip: if you end up baking them, then dont worry about toasting… OR just grab more nut flour because you’re essentially making more nut flour by grinding them..
Mix the nut flour, shredded coconut and more nut flour together.
Add the nut butter, coconut oil, and honey to the mixture. I pressed it into a pan and for the refrigerate method: refrigerated x 3 hrs.
Then I added an egg and mixed it altogether and baked it in the oven for about 16-18 minutes @ 325°F.
Let it cool before you cut into it. They actually hold together pretty good… until you eat ’em haha