These are healthy, yummy, vegan, and raw too!
Oh my, what a lovely treat to try out before my healthy aunt comes into town!
I can’t wait to make her these- yes, you; Andrea!!
Almond-Oat Date bars (Recipe adapted from: Rawcandy.wordpress)
-12 pitted raw medjool dates
-1/4 cup water
-1 cup almonds + another 1/4 cup
-1 cup raw oat bran
-1/4 cup raw Agave nectar
-1 tablespoon Raw Coconut oil
-1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
For this recipe, you will need a small baking dish (2 person size kinda thing), if you don’t have a small baking dish, double the recipe and use a regular size brownie pan, or use this recipe and make the bars in the bottom of a large serving bowl; they will just have round edges! you could also make a few individual ones using ramekins.
in a food processor, grind the Almonds as well as 3/4 cup of the oat bran. Add the agave nectar, the coconut oil and the cinnamon. pulse for about a minute, then scrap the mixture and add to the greased baking dish. Push to flatten the crust into the pan (think; making a cheesecake crust).
Next, to make the date layer, process the dates, and the 1/4 cup water, until forms a paste consistency, spread the date paste onto the crust layer.
For the top layer, process the 1/4 cup oat bran left, with the 1/4 almonds, and a 1/2 teaspoon of water. Spread this mixture onto the date layer, and push a little to compact. Being careful not to push to much, or it will crush the date layer.
Chill for an hour, and enjoy your vegan raw treats!!