Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins
From Cori Downing, who recommends using organic ingredients. Cook time is chill time. Number of servings is estimated.
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried black figs (Turkish or Mission recommended)
- 1⁄2 cup raisins or 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup dried tart cherries or 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup almonds
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup flax seed
- 1⁄4 cup oat bran
- Place the first six ingredients in a food processor and pulse just until the batter comes together.
- Empty the batter onto a sheet of parchment or wax paper sprinkled with oat bran.
- Press the mixture with your hands until it's even in height all the way around.
- Roll into a long log.
- Wrap tightly and let harden overnight in the refrigerator.
- Slice off pieces and put in a baggy for your bike ride, or wherever your adventures take you!
Awesome recipe! I make them for during and after long ultra marathon training runs. They take a while to release the energy (low GI) and are a bit heavy, but very tasty.
I'm suprised at how well I love these! The figs I used were extremely dry so I added a few dates and that took care of that problem. I also will use ground flax seed next time because some were still left unground at the end. I also rolled the mixture into balls (about 20) then rolled them in the oat bran. Thanks so much for the recipe.
These are wonderful bars Jen....but a word to the wise. Make sure you use a 7 cup or larger food processor to make these. This make a very dense type bar. I used Giradelli's dark chocolate chips and raisins for my fruit of choice. Wonderful, just wonderful. I sliced these after refrigeration of several hours and then wrapped individually in plastic wrap and stuck them in a zip-lock baggie for the freezer. That way I'll have them handy for after work-outs. Thanks for a winner/keeper Jen.~ Made for PhotoTag!