Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Recipe by Bredan Brazier. Make these instead of buying the over priced ones at the health food store! These bars have a more traditional flavor than the others, yet the same health benefits as a nutrient-dense raw bar. Prep time does not include soak time for dates or soak time for quinoa. You can also sprout the quinoa for added health benefits. Rinse your quinoa, put in a dish and cover with lots of water. After 12 hours/over night rinse the quinoa, spread on a sheet/plate and cover with a dish towel. Rinse and respread every 6-8 hours. After 48 hours you will have a finished product.
- 1 small apple, cored
- 1 cup dates (if using dried be sure to soak)
- 1⁄2 cup soaked or sprouted quinoa
- 1⁄4 cup almonds
- 1⁄4 cup ground flax seeds
- 1⁄4 cup hemp seeds
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- sea salt
- In a food processor, process all ingredients until desired texture is reached. If you prefer a uniformly smooth bar, process longer. If you would rather a bar with more crunch and texture, blend for less time. Generally, if I’m making them specifically to be eaten during physical activity, such as long training rides, I’ll blend the mixture until it is smooth, as this will reduce the amount of chewing required.
- Remove mixture from processor and put on a clean surface. From there you can roll it into several balls or shape it into a bar.