Apricot Balls

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp hulled tahini
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp water
  • desiccated coconut, to coat

Method

  1. Place almonds and oats in food processor and process to smaller pieces.
  2. Add all other ingredients except water and process to a thick mixture.
  3. Add water as required/if at all. I usually use around 2 tbsp water but moisture can vary.  You don’t want it too wet and sticky.
  4. Roll mixture into balls, using a teaspoon, and roll in desiccated coconut to coat.

Homemade chewy muesli bars

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Ingredients

  • 5 cup dried dates
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp maca (optional)
  • 1 tsp cacao powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp honey/sweetener of your choice (you can add more or less depending on how sweet you want them!)

Method

  1. Cover dates with water and soak for 15-30 mins. Preheat oven to 160C.  Meanwhile, place flaxseeds in food processor and grind to a fine powder.
  2. Add almonds and pepitas to food processor and pulse a few times to create a coarse texture (not too fine). Place the processed mixture into a large bowl with the remaining ingredients (except dates).
  3. Place dates and the water they are soaked in, in a liquid blender and blend to a smooth paste. Add date paste to the bowl of other ingredients and mix together with a spoon, or clean hands!
  4. Press mixture into a greased and floured tin (or use baking paper) and place in the preheated oven. Cook, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes depending on your oven.
  5. Once cooked, allow to cool, remove from tray and slice into muesli-bar sized portions.

Raw Chocolate Brownies

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashews (or almonds, pecans, walnuts, or a combination)
  • 2 cups pitted dates
  • 10 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 8 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 4 tbsp sweet coconut nectar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt/himalayan salt
  • 2 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • raw buckwheat kernels or cacao nibs to top (optional)

Method

  1. Place nuts in food processor and process until small and crumbly. Add dates and process until mixture starts to form.
  2. Add all other ingredients to food processor and process to mix thoroughly. Don’t overprocess! 
  3. Put mixture into a thin tray/pan and press down using your hands.
  4. Optional – top with buckwheat kernels and/or cacao nibs, press them into the mixture before setting.
  5. Set in fridge for at least 3 hours before serving. Can also be set in the freezer for 1.5 hours if you are short on time.