Thursday, November 11, 2010
Chewy Coconut Lime Bars
1 1/2 T. chia seeds (this is an incredible superfood, that also will help to bind your bars together....you'll definitely need to venture to the health food store for this one!)
3 T. fresh squeezed lime juice
-Mix the seeds with the lime juice and let set for 20 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
-Preheat oven to 300
-These dry ingredients get mixed together in a bowl:
1 c. oat flour (if you don't have this, you can actually just grind oats in a coffee grinder or food processor!)
1/2 t. baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 c. raw, shredded coconut
-In a food processor combine these wet ingredients:
2 T. melted coconut oil
2 T. applesauce
1/4 c. agave
1/2 c. (packed) dates, pitted
-Process until the dates are no longer chunky
-Once the chia seeds are done soaking, mix them together with the rest of the wet ingredients
-Combine wet and dry ingredients and mix well with a spoon
-Sprinkle the top with some more coconut and gently press to make sure they stick!
-Press into a greased 8x8 pan
-Bake for 25-28 minutes or until the edges begin to brown
-Note: these bars are not supposed to be super sweet, so don't expect them to taste like a dessert bar! If you WANT them sweeter, try putting an extra 1/2 c. of dates, and an extra 1/8 c. of agave! I got about 10 bars out of this recipe...you just might want to double it!