[ Proteinbar instead of bread ]
Day 3 of the recipes for Sharp Sharp. Many people know me, to be (slightly) obsessed with food, cooking & creating a lot and searching for new flavours. So I am really happy that I joined the food-event, although I felt scared at times and strong at others.
These last few days, I am still feeling overwhelmed, with the nice feedback I got, the inspiring people I met & winning a price. It’s still hard to believe it actually happened, but it does give me more motivation to start doing something with my passion for cooking.
It feels like a dream to do something with Sharp Sharp, so I am busy doing research on how this plan might come to pass. But hey, let’s move on to the recipe ^_^
Dates & Prunes proteinbar
Makes around 10 large bars or 30 small pieces
- 13 dates (chopped in small pieces)
- 10 dried prunes
- 50 gr goji berries
- 100 ml coconut oil
- 100 gr sunflower seeds
- 60 gr pumpkinseeds
- 4 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- 130 gr hemp seeds
- 5 tbsp buckwheat oats ( if not GF you can use normal oats)
- 100 gr grated coconut
- 4 tbs cacao powder
- seeds of 1 vanilla bean
- 3 tsp of ground cardamon
In a bowl mix together the sunflower, pumpkin, chia, poppy & hemp-seeds, oats, coconut, cacao, vanilla, cardamon. Set aside.
Melt the coconut oil in a small bowl on low heat, this makes the mixing process a little bit easier. Than in a blender or kitchen machine add together the dates, prunes, goji berries & coconut oil & mix together until it’s a sticky mixture. Add this dates mixture to the seeds mixture & stir until well combined. I use a Kitchenaid to add these ingredients together, but you can also do this by hand, it takes some kneading time, but it’s worth it ^_^
Cover a baking tin (30 by 20 cm) with paper & pour in the mixture. Make sure to press the mixture down evenly and with pressure. I use a rolling pin or a plate to press down the batter. I sprinkle some extra cardamon powder & seeds on top for extra cardamon flavour before i roll everything down with the rolling pin, this of course is optional.
Set aside in the fridge for around 1 hour & then slice into pieces. Wrap them & store in an airtight container in the fridge.