Crack bars + Update
It has certainly been a little moment since I last wrote on here. I have missed it! It is coming up to Chinese New Year and I’m wishing you a prosperous year ahead!
I have still been making wonderful dishes, creating recipes, hosting workshops, teaching classes, and am working on collaborative projects. So it’s all been very exciting! I have a lot coming up this year and have so much to share, hopefully you are looking forward to connecting again as much as I am. Side note: Did you part take in dry January or Veganuary this year?
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So todays recipe is an easy one to sneak in to your healthy habit lifestyle. It has been my go-to breakfast [I’m always in a rush to get out the door and having this ready has been a lifesaver even if I wake up super early! time seems to fly in the mornings!] These crack bars are full of protein and good fats - which will keep you satisfied, provide you with energy and mental clarity.
Also suitable for: Gluten free, Vegan, Plant-Based, Paleo, Grain-Free, Soy Free, Dairy-Free, Coeliacs. This recipe is very versatile and you can use what you have in your pantry I just decided to go all in, so don’t be shy to try it your way.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 4 Minutes
Set Time: 2 hours
You will Need: INGREDIENTS:
Raw Nuts (Activated optional) - Hazelnuts, Brazil, Macadamia, Pecans, Almonds,
Seeds - Hemp, Sesame, Sunflower, Pumpkin, Buckwheat Groats,
Coconut flakes, Goji Berries (soaked then patted dry)
Coconut oil, cinnamon, sea salt, [honey is optional if you are not plant based]
Soaked pitted dates / Raisins
What to do: METHOD:
Simply chop up the nuts and seeds into tiny pieces as best you can. You can use a food processor but it you will lose the crunch factor in the end result.
Place them on a baking tray and dry bake in the oven for 4 minutes only!
Into a large mixing bowl add in the chopped dates, coconut flakes, goji berries / raisins / honey / spices and enough coconut oil to cover everything
Mix it until its vaguely firm
Using a flat tray or plate and a piece of parchment paper, press the mixture down as much as possible
Set in the freezer for a couple of hours. Once frozen, you can either crack them into puzzle pieces using your hands or into nice pieces using a knife, carefully.
For best results this recipe MUST be kept in the freezer, either on the flat tray [great for easy snacking] or in a silicone bag [ready for grabbing] you do not need to defrost it before eating.
Thats all friends, Enjoy this one! Let me know how it goes and tag me on social media if you do :-)