Brendan Brazier's Apple Cinnamon Energy Bars
These bars have a more traditional flavor than the others, yet the same health benefits as a nutrient-dense raw bar.
1 small apple, cored
1 cup fresh or soaked dried dates
1/2 cup soaked or cooked quinoa
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup hemp flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Sea salt to taste
In a food processor, process all ingredients until desired texture is reached. If you prefer a uniformly smooth bar, process longer. If you would rather a bar with more crunch and texture, blend for less time. Generally, if I’m making them specifically to be eaten during physical activity, such as long training rides, I’ll blend the mixture until it is smooth, as this will reduce the amount of chewing required.
Remove mixture from processor and put on a clean surface. There are two ways to shape the bars: You could roll it into several balls, or shaped into bars.
Makes approximately 12 x 50-gram bars.
·Be aware that since this is made from whole foods, moister levels can vary from crop to crop. If the mixture is too moist to form into a brink, add a bit more of one of the dry ingredients. If too moist, add a bit a water until mixture will form into a somewhat solid brick.