makes 10 bars
-1 cup pitted dates, packed
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1/4 cup nut or seed butter
-1 cup roasted almonds
-1 1/2 cups rolled oats
1. Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper, set aside.
2. Process dates in food processor until a dough forms. Warm nut or seed butter with maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat, stir and remove from heat.
3. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl, once thoroughly mixed and evenly dispersed, transfer to prepared pan and press down evenly.
4. Cover with plastic wrap or parchment paper and let set in refrigerator or fridge for 15-20 minutes. Remove, use parchment paper to lift out of pan, cut into 10 bars, and enjoy.
store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer for up to a few days.
adapted from this recipe by Minimalist Baker
-dried fruit: shredded coconut, cranberries, raisins
-seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, hemp, chia, flax
-dates: dried figs, raisins
-maple syrup: brown rice syrup, raw honey
-almonds: pecans, walnuts, peanuts, or any other nut