I made this recipe for someone who suffers from Acid Reflux and who cannot tolerate a host of favourite foods. The long list of ingredients may appear a bit daunting but the loaf does come together fairly easily. I will say that this loaf is super moist and not overly sweet. The entire loaf was gone in minutes (probably seconds). Next time I will be sure to make 2 loaves. This recipe would make an excellent weekend breakfast addition or any time, really. If you bake it, they will eat it. Continue reading
This is my most favourite go-to cookie. You can never go wrong with this recipe. The cookie is crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and loaded with goodies! Good luck not eating the entire pan. They also freeze well. Continue reading
Sometimes you just want an old fashioned Date Square. This recipe can definitely help you out.
Note: The next time I make this recipe I will update with photos.
- 1½ cup Oatmeal
- 1½ cup Flour
- 1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- ¾ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- ¾ cup Butter, melted
- 1 cup Dates – pitted, cut up fine
- ½ cup Water
- ½ cup Sugar
- 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice, fresh
- In a mixing bowl, combine Oatmeal, Flour, Brown Sugar, and Baking Soda.
- Add the Vanilla and melted Butter. Mix to combine. Set Aside.
- In a sauce pan, cook Dates with Water on medium heat until soft and mushy. Then add Sugar and Lemon Juice. Stir. Set Aside.
- Gently press ¾ of oatmeal mixture evenly into prepared pan. Spread date mixture on top.
- Crumble the rest of the oatmeal mixture on top of the dates.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Allow Squares to cool before cutting.
This is the best (no-bake) homemade granola bar I have ever eaten. My only word of advice with this recipe is to double the recipe. To double use a 9″x13″ pan and freeze the recipe for 1/2 hour prior to cutting. I wrap all of my bars in parchment paper and put them in our lunches during the week. Everybody loves them. I have no doubt that you will too. Also, you can use Sunflower Seed Butter instead of Almond or Peanut Butter. Still tastes great. You won’t even notice. I have doubled the recipe for all the photos that appear in this post.
- ½ cup Pecans, finely chopped
- 1½ cups Rolled Oats, gluten free
- 1¼ cups Rice Crisp Cereal
- ¼ cup Pepita Seeds (Green Pumpkin Seeds)
- ¼ cup Cranberries or Cherries, dried
- 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ½ cup Brown Rice Syrup
- ¼ cup Almond Butter OR Peanut Butter
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- In a large bowl, combine the Oats, Rice Crisp Cereal, Pepita Seeds, Cranberries, Cinnamon, and Salt. Stir in the chopped Pecans.
- In a small saucepan, stir together the Brown Rice Syrup and Peanut or Almond Butter until well combined.
- Cook over medium-high heat until the mixture softens and bubbles slightly, then remove the pan from the heat and stir in the Vanilla.
- Pour the nut butter mixture over the oat mixture, using a spatula to scrape every last bit out of the pan. Stir well with a large metal spoon until all of the oats and cereal are coated in the wet mixture. (The resulting mixture will be very thick and difficult to stir.)
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan, spreading it out into an even layer. Lightly wet your hands (I used a metal spatula to flatten) and press down on the mixture to even it out. Use a pastry roller to compact the mixture firmly and evenly. This helps the bars hold together better. Press down on the edges with your fingers to even out. . (After thought: Use a roller or cylinder of some sort or a jar/bottle to roll on the bars, really pack it down.)
- Place the pan in the freezer, uncovered, and chill for 15 minutes.
- Lift the granola square out of the pan, using the parchment paper as handles, and place it on a cutting board. .With a large sharp knife cut the square into 6 rows and then slice them in half to make 12 bars total.
- Wrap the bars individually in parchment paper (plastic wrap will do) store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. I freeze them right away and pull them out as needed. In the freezer, Angela says they last a month. I say they will NOT last a month. Maybe one day in your home…maybe. You won’t be able to stop shoving them in your mouth).
An excellent kids cookie. Kids of all ages…that is. No one will be turning away from these morsels.