Archives for: January 2002, 22
Dear Heidi: Attached are recipes for power bars, energy bars, granola and granola bars that are good for B Nonnies to help Nicole who wrote you on April 17. Hope this help.
I congratulate you in your efforts to be of service to all that are in need of your helping hand. May the favor of the Lord our God be upon you. María.
Power Bars Blend
1 cup Right For Your Type rice protein blend
¼ cup unsweetened organic cocoa or toasted carob powder
¼ cup date sugar
½ cup dried roasted walnuts, chopped
4 TB almond meal
2 TB rice bran
2 tsp Celtic sea salt
1 tsp ground cardamom
Blend in bowl and add:
½ cup glycerin
3 TB blackstrap molasses
1 TB unsweetened cranberry concentrate
1 tsp vanilla
3 TB walnut or macadamia oil 3
TB almond butter
warm water (optional)
Mix in large bowl with 2 cups home-made (recipe below) or HFS granola. Pour into a rectangular glass dish, sprayed with extra virgin olive spray oil. Bake at 350˚F for 20 minutes. When cool, cut into bars, wrap and keep in fridge.
2 oz dates, roughly chopped
2 oz dried figs, roughly chopped
1 oz sliced almonds
1 oz walnuts, roughly chopped
1 oz pecans, roughly chopped
2 oz currants
2 oz dried apricots, roughly chopped
Approximately 2 TB water
Approximately 2 oz crushed macadamias or almonds
Put dates, figs, almonds, walnuts, and pecans into food processor. Process till all pureed together.
Add currants and apricots, and process till just combined.
Add enough water to bind together.
To make bars: Stir the crushed macadamias or almonds into the mixture and press into a tin that has been sprayed with extra virgin olive spray oil. Chill. Can then be cut into whatever size you want. This amount fills a tray about 5 inches by 9 inches.
4 cups oat flakes
1 cup almond meal
½ cup slivered almonds
1 cup chopped pecans
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ cups blackstrap molasses
1 cup glycerin
1 cup water
Add to the heated mixture:
1 tsp vanilla
Mix well with dry ingredients.
Bake for 1 to 2 hours at 250º F, checking every 30 minutes. Do not bake at a higher temperature! When desired color is achieved, take from oven.
Mix into the cooked granola:
½ cup chopped dates
¼ cups chopped dried figs
¼ cup chopped dried mango
¼ cup chopped dried apricots
1 ½ cups soaked currants
2 cups granola
2 beaten eggs
¼ tsp vanilla
Bake at 350˚ F for 15 to 20 minutes.
WOW!! Maria, thank you SO MUCH for posting these recipes!!
They sound just wonderful, and I'm feeling inspired to delve into all kinds of possible variations. I'm envisioning a plethora of blood-type keyed recipes for various flavors and preparations.
For instance, my A-nonnie would love a pumpkin-macadamia-spice bar. The pumpkin could be dried to a flexible paste in the oven. How about a lemon almond crunch? A soaked flax, nut & Live Cell Special? Or a Red Boy: red peanuts, dried red apples, red grapes, and cranberries, baked with steamed-then-dehydrated red rice? That cardamom Maria includes in the Power Bar would be a wonderful touch. Maybe, "Two Blue" ~ blueberries and blackberries with flax, black rice and buckwheat honey?
For you type O nonsecretors salivating over the Power Bar's oat granola that you can't have (myself among you), steam some whole rice of your choice, then press it with a rolling pin between layers of cheesecloth, and spread it out to bake a bit on a cookie sheet at low heat, till it's dry to the touch but still chewy. Skip the dried fruit component if desired, and just mix it right into the Power Bar, in place of the oat-based granola. You can use brown rice, red rice, even black lotus rice, depending on how you'd like the final product to look and taste.
Folks, you can use Maria's recipes as guidelines to create your own perfect suite of food bars. PRINT THIS PAGE! and get to work! :-D
Maria, you have blessed us by sharing your kitchen savvy ~ May your gifts to us return to you many-fold!! Thank you, dear! :-D