18 Jun 2006

A Perfect Snack

Chet Day's Natural Health Circus blog has this great recipe which I am sure you will try as they are nutritious and tasty and just the thing for a quick snack. Most commercial bars contain dairy so it's great to find a recipe without yogurt or milk powder included.

Healthy Pineapple Bars

20 oz crushed pineapple
2 cups chopped dates
3 cup oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup coconut oil

Combine pineapple and dates in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat until thickened. Stir frequently. In a large bowl, mix oats, wheat germ, coconut, and walnuts. Stir in juice and oil. Press half of the oat mixture in a greased 9x13-inch pan. Spread the pineapple mixture on top, then sprinkle on the rest of the oat mixture. Press down lightly. Bake at 350F degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool. Cut into squares. Makes 32.

These healthy pineapple bars will taste better than any granola bar you've ever bought in any store or restaurant in your life!



Dirty Butter said...

mmmmmmmmmmm This does sound good. I'm going to have to put the ingredients on my next shopping list and let you know how it turned out.

On my way to Vote for you on BLOG VILLAGE.

Jackie said...

Thanks dirty butter :)

FiddlingGnome said...

This is a fantastic recipe.
Thanks very much for posting it, it is now a staple part of my diet.
Do you have any more recipes, particularly sugarless vegan ones, any seed bars for instance?
I've tried putting a teaspoon of cinnamon or allspice and a teaspoon of vanilla essence in the dried mix, and that comes out well too. Very nice to eat warm with some soya milk.

Jackie said...

They have a great recipe on the Stevia site "Sugar Free All Natural Nutty and Seed Bar"

I am not a fundi on diabetes but I don't think anyone could have a problem with using stevia for sweetness.