Fall is upon us and it seems to get cooler by the day. If your goal is to eat raw foods during the cooler months, investing in a dehydrator is a great idea as you can make some heartier meals and snacks that are very satisfying. It is the raw foodists’ oven!!!
Here is my new favorite breakfast and/or snack bar. If you do not have a dehydrator, you can follow the non-dehydrator directions and make energy buzz balls instead. Remember, there are always options with your food prepping and every area of your life. Have fun, play, experiment, and keep enjoying the journey.
These bars are great for breakfast on the go, travelling, or an afternoon pick-me-up snack. They are also good in the cooler months, as they are hearty and satisfying.
(Makes approximately 12 bars)
½ cup flax seed – grind in high speed blender
1 cup raw brazil nuts
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup raw sunflower seeds
1 cup raw oats
1 cup raisons or currents or any dried fruit you prefer (I like to mix cranberries, currents, cherries, etc)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Dash or two of sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ – ½ cup agave or maple syrup to sweeten
health Energy Buzz Bars or Balls4,
As Always, play with the ingredients and add/delete as you see fitting for your taste buds!!!!
Directions:Blend ground flax seeds, brazil nuts, and sunflower seeds in a food processor with the S blade for about 30 seconds. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until a doughy consistency forms. If you have a dehydrator then transfer mixture onto a teflex dehydrator sheet and spread out into a large square about ½ inch thick. Place in dehydrator on 110 degrees overnight or 8-9 hours. Flip and continue dehydrating for approximately 2 more hours or until firm. If you like a crunchy bar, then leave in longer. Cut into desired sized rectangular bars and enjoy! They will keep well in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks or you can freeze for up to 3 months.
***Decadent Idea: If you want to have some fun with this bar, spread your favorite nut butter on top and enjoy with a cold glass of nut milk! You can even put bananas on top of the nut butter for a very yummy breakfast!
Non-dehydrator directions.After the all the ingredients are well mixed, simply make balls. I suggest about one tablespoon of the mixture per energy ball. Refrigerate for an hour to firm before serving. These freeze well to help them last longer.