Saturday, September 4, 2010

Flax/Oatmeal Bars



 I'm always hunting for something new. Dried fruits are not something I normally run toward, but they are fun to photograph because of their interesting shapes and malleability. They are the Gumbies of the fruit world. The bendy girl in yoga who turns herself into a pretzel, then balances on one arm without so much as breaking a sweat. And they are sticky...perhaps more so than Ms Bendy in yoga.




When the water is removed, these little morsels get much sweeter because the sugars get concentrated into a smaller package. It's a handy way to preserve fruit for those times in the year they are not readily available {a good thing}, but it is also easy to blow through a crateful without thinking twice {maybe not a good thing}.




So I found this recipe that was super simple.  Just a few ingredients....



which can be whatever you have on hand...

Soak it in almond milk (or soy milk or rice milk....but I'm not sure about regular milk, that might be gross) overnight. Mix it together in a blender and pop it the oven on a superlow temperature until it has dried out some.






Easy


Yummy




Recipe: adapted from Dr Joel Fuhrman
1/2 cup dried apples
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup apricots
1 1/2cups vanilla soy milk
1 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons ground flax
1 tablespoon almond butter

soak apples, raisins & apricots in half of the soy milk and store in fridge overnight. Mix flax &oats and soak in other half of the soy milk and store in fridge overnight. Blend dried fruit & almond butter in blender. Add oat/flax mixture. roll into logs/ or spread on baking sheet. bake at 200 degrees x 30 min to dehydrate
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