Heart-shaped granola bars

This is a recipe in progress. If you are looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth, wait for Maureen’s next post!

1 ¼ c rolled oats
1 T spelt flour
1 t cocoa powder
1 t ground flax seed
1 T dried goji berries
2 T raisins, currants, dried cherries, and/or dried cranberries
2 T chocolate chips
¼ c frozen, unsweetened raspberries
¼ c water or juice of your choice
1 banana
5 drops of Stevia

Mix everything together. Dollop the mixture on to a lightly oiled pan and bake at at 350 F for about 20 minutes. The blobs of oatmeal will not flatten during the baking process, so make sure to do so before baking if desired. The version I used to make the granola bars in the picture had too much liquid, and did not include the extra 2 T of dried fruit and chocolate. It yielded about 22 little hearts.

Note: I included the goji berries for their festive red colour. They are far too expensive for what they are, especially since there does not seem to be much scientific evidence supporting their attributed properties. I do not think I will be purchasing these again!

During my quest to find vegan and allegy safe chocolate chips, I picked up some mung bean sprouts at the Natural Food Pantry and ended up using them, along with grated carrot, baby spinach, sliced cucumber, snow peas, capers, cubed tomato, chick peas, cubed avocado and chopped orange pepper to make an awesome salad for supper:

– Aly


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    Maureen said,

    Whoa… it’s like those cookies are floating in mid-air!

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