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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2009, 11:40 
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Im making some today!

And they are organic and almost vegan (substitute margarine for butter)

150 cals
6g fat
3g fiber
4.5g protein
85mg sodium


YUM!


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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2009, 11:47 
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recipe?

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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2009, 13:03 
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I agree. Posting the nutritional information without a recipe is quite cruel, NYGG! :roll:
There is a nice recipe at http://www.joyfulabode.com/2008/04/11/h ... hese-bars/
But, I would love to have yours to share as well.


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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2009, 15:53 
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8 ounces old-fashioned rolled oats, approximately 2 cups

1 1/2 ounces raw sunflower seeds, approximately 1/2 cup

3 ounces sliced almonds, approximately 1 cup

1 1/2 ounces wheat germ, approximately 1/2 cup

6 ounces honey, approximately 1/2 cup

1 3/4 ounces dark brown sugar, approximately 1/4 cup packed

1-ounce unsalted butter, plus extra for pan

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

6 1/2 ounces chopped dried fruit, any combination of apricots, cherries or blueberries

Butter a 9 by 9-inch glass baking dish and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread the oats, sunflower seeds, almonds, and wheat germ onto a half-sheet pan. Place in the oven and toast for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In the meantime, combine the honey, brown sugar, butter, extract and salt in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook until the brown sugar has completely dissolved.

Once the oat mixture is done, remove it from the oven and reduce the heat to 300 degrees F. Immediately add the oat mixture to the liquid mixture, add the dried fruit, and stir to combine. Turn mixture out into the prepared baking dish and press down, evenly distributing the mixture in the dish and place in the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

From alton brown. My fav tv cook!

I use unshelled sunflower seeds (adds more fiber and protein) and I mix the fruit up occasionally. This works great as a base and is easily modified. LEave out the fruit and add 1/2 cup peanut butter and you got pb bars! Throw in some chocolate chips. Use mixed nuts. So much you can do!

They are actually pretty cheap. All the stuff above was less than $6 (I already had honey) and I have a lot of extra brown sugar, wheat germ and oats. So, it ends up being about $2.50 a batch. Cheaper than any boxed kind and WAY healthier!


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Unshelled sunflower seeds?
My goodness, NYGG, you must have a crop or something because I think my gastrointestinal tract would go on strike if forced to digest unshelled sunflower seeds.
Otherwise, however, the recipe sounds terrific.

Thank you very much for not being cruel.
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PostPosted: 10 Jan 2009, 17:10 
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Unshelled sunflower seeds?
My goodness, NYGG, you must have a crop or something because I think my gastrointestinal tract would go on strike if forced to digest unshelled sunflower seeds.
Otherwise, however, the recipe sounds terrific.

Thank you very much for not being cruel.
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Wait, I may have mispoke. I mean the seed itself, not the entire fruit. There is no shell on the seed. The original recipe want the shell on. You get more nutrition with them off.


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I just felt a 35 watt bulb flicker over my head.
Do you mean that the kernel should be eaten after being removed from the shell?
This is, of course, my current practice.


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PostPosted: 11 Jan 2009, 19:15 
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I just felt a 35 watt bulb flicker over my head.
Do you mean that the kernel should be eaten after being removed from the shell?
This is, of course, my current practice.


Me too. But if they are cooked in, they can be eaten, shell on.


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my intestines don't like the idea...

sorry...

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nygreenguy wrote:
Taliesin wrote:
I just felt a 35 watt bulb flicker over my head.
Do you mean that the kernel should be eaten after being removed from the shell?
This is, of course, my current practice.


Me too. But if they are cooked in, they can be eaten, shell on.


Holy Goddess, you are serious aren't you?
I suppose I must try this sometime.
Perhaps a few won't cause me terminal irregularity.


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Taliesin wrote:
nygreenguy wrote:
Taliesin wrote:
I just felt a 35 watt bulb flicker over my head.
Do you mean that the kernel should be eaten after being removed from the shell?
This is, of course, my current practice.


Me too. But if they are cooked in, they can be eaten, shell on.


Holy Goddess, you are serious aren't you?
I suppose I must try this sometime.
Perhaps a few won't cause me terminal irregularity.


Yes, but I dont eat them that way. You get more protein and fiber from them unshelled.


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Hmm... this looks really very interesting



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PostPosted: 17 Apr 2018, 07:37 
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hii,
nice recipe .thank you for sharing to us.
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