Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
Pemmican was originally prepared by the North American Indians using dried, ground meat mixed with fat and dried fruits. This is a vegetarian version full of fruits, nuts, and fiber for a high energy snack!
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1⁄2 cup dried dates, pitted
- 1⁄2 cup dried fig, stems removed
- 1⁄2 cup whole almond
- 1⁄2 cup cashews
- 1⁄2 cup walnut pieces
- 1⁄2 cup pecan pieces
- 1⁄2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1⁄2 cup wheat bran
- 1 tablespoon flax seed, ground
- 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- Chop all the fruit, nuts and ground flax seed, and mix together. Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the fruit and nut mixture, a little at a time, alternately with honey. Add just enough water(about 1/2 cup) to moisten. Press into a buttered 8" loaf pan.
- Bake in a 375*F. oven for 30 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack. When it's cooled, remove from pan, slice into bars.
- Bars can be transferred to a freezer container or bag and frozen for up to 3 months. To remove bars easily from the pan, line pan with foil and grease foil with butter. Enjoy!
- Makes 16.
So good & so easy! I pulsed the nuts & fruit a couple times in the food processor then added the rest as directed with a pulse or 2 between each addition. I was worried it would be over processed but it was fine. Next time I will pulse less at the beginning. The only change I made was to use double almonds & leave out the cashews. I think this would be fun reducing the nuts a bit & adding some seeds. You could use any dried fruit that makes you happy. These are so delicious! I'm gonna go have another.... Made for NA/ME Tag :)
This was easy to make. I used dried cranberries, golden raisins and chopped mango flavored pineapple. Chopped the nuts in the food processor. Not sure if the 1 tsp flax seeds was a misprint, but that's almost nothing. I put in 1/2 cup and then was worried that it wouldn't be moist enough. The 1/2 cup water was just right. I think next time I would add some cinnamon. It comes out like a chewy granola bar, but much more healthy. I used an 8" square glass baking dish and still got 16 square (but thick) bars.