September Recipe Redux: the 10mins raw bar!

21 Sep

Hi everyone!

Can’t believe how fast the time goes by…I know i always say it and it definitely hasn’t made it goes any slower. It feels like yesterday I was thinking about my August recipe redux and now it’s already time for the next one!

The theme this month is a trendy one- I must say!

No-Cook Desserts – The raw food trend is sweetening things up with all sorts of treats from cocoa clusters and energy balls to puddings and panna cottas. Please share a no-cook dessert you are serving. No-cook usually means ‘super-quick’…and we always want to make time for a healthy dessert! Thanks to Danielle Omar @Food Confidence for this sweet idea!

I know a lot of people follow this trend- eat clean and raw. So, this theme is very much relevant! I am looking forward to see everyone’s creation!

Mine one is a bar, energy bar, if you like- and very very easy to make! I whipped it up in 10mins tops including cleaning up! How good is that!

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the 10mins raw bar

Makes 12 serves, Prep time 15mins

1 cup almond meal

1/2 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup quinoa flakes

6 dried apricots

5 medjool dates

½ cup cacao powder

2 tbsp. boiling water

1. Place almond meal, quinoa flakes and oats in food processor and blend until a coarse crumb.
2. Add cacao powder, apricots and dates and blend again. While blending and the boiling water, slowly, until the mixture becomes well incorporated and forms a ball.
3. Press the dough into a lined slice tin and place in the fridge for 1-2hours before slicing into bars.

Very easy right! It’s dairy free, egg free and sugar free! No added sugar- all from dried fruits!

If you want to make it without the almonds (if you’re allergic to almonds and/or tree nuts), you can replace it with 1 cup of the quinoa flakes or oats!

If you want to make it gluten free, feel free to use 1 cup quinoa flakes instead of 1/2 quinoa flakes 1/2 oats! And check if your cocoa powder is gluten free, most of them is, but double check to be sure!

I hope you like it- it’s a great before workout energy hit!

Enjoy!

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7 Responses to “September Recipe Redux: the 10mins raw bar!”

  1. freshfitnhealthy September 22, 2013 at 12:13 am #

    yum! Love simple desserts

  2. Quincy @ Shugurcän September 22, 2013 at 1:19 am #

    These look really good! Where do you get quinoa flakes?

    • Dea September 22, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Hi Quincy! We get quinoa flakes in the supermarket, usually in the health food section. if the supermarket around you doesn’t stock one, try health food stores! Hope you’ll get a chance to try this recipe! 🙂

  3. Nikki @ The Kids Menu September 22, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    10min bars! That sounds like my kids of desert =) great redux, yum!

    • Dea September 22, 2013 at 11:10 am #

      Ah! I’m very much interested if your kids will love them as much as I do! 🙂

  4. Glenda @ Healthy Stories September 22, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    They look great Dea. So simple and quick to make. Definitely will have to try these.

  5. Nina September 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    Thanks Dea for suggesting a nut-free option!

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