Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Apricot Macadamia bars
2 handsful dried apricots (unsweetened of course) 2 handsful organic raisins
2 heaping Tbsp. coconut oil
1 handful chopped macadamia nuts
1 palmful shredded coconut (again unsweetened)
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
Chop apricots and raisins along with the coconut oil in a food processor until they become a mass. Turn out onto a jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with side or a bar pan). With clean hands, knead in the remaining ingredients.
Flatten in your pan to about 3/4 inch thick. (I tried to flatten the borders to make my bars neater when I cut them. This did not fill my small jelly roll pan.) Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars. (I found that holding my hand under my stainless steel pan warmed the bars just enough to release them with ease.) Pack into suitable containers and refrigerate or freeze. They taste good straight from the freezer too.