Monday, November 12, 2007

Brazil Nut Bars

Brazil Nut Bars
Makes 16 pieces

Grapeseed oil
1-1/2 cups whole Brazil nuts
1/2 cup hulled raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/2 cup ground flaxseeds
1/3 cup dried organic cranberries
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-1/2 cups high-fiber, low-sugar sprouted grain cereal (Ezekiel 4:9 original sprouted grain)
3/4 cup agave nectar or honey
1 cup natural nut butter (calls for cashew, I used almond)

Lightly coat a 9X13" baking dish with grapeseed oil. Set aside.

Grind Brazil nuts into fine powder in blender or food processor. Transfer to large bowl and add pumpkin seeds, almonds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, cranberries and cereal. In a large saucepan, heat the nectar or honey, nut butter and cinnamon until very hot and bubbling, about 3 minutes. Pour over the mixture in the bowl and mix well. Immediately, press mixture firmly into the baking dish. Let mixture cool in the refrigerator. Cut into 16 pieces. Wrap each bar individually in waxed paper and store in the freezer.

These are like granola bars only better for you!

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