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Seed Bars

Gluten free, dairy free, seed, nut, and fruit bars

Ingredients

  • 1 c raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ c raw pumpkin seeds
  • ½ c unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 c raisins, craisins, or other dried fruit (apricots, banana chips, apples)
  • ¼ c sesame seeds
  • 1/3 c dry roasted almonds, pistachios, or mixture of both coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • ¼ c brown rice syrup
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt

Optional additions/substitutes:

  • Puffed rice
  • Gluten free rolled oats
  • Cashews
  • Semi sweet chocolate chips
  • M&M's
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Peanut butter?
  • Apple sauce?

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325

  2. Toast coconut, and any raw seeds in the oven. (around 10 minutes. coconut may take less)

  3. Add to a bowl with all other dry ingredients.

  4. Warm syrup in the microwave

  5. Drizzle syrup over mixture while mixing with your hand.

  6. Line a pan or cookie sheet with wax paper and press mixture into pan. Mixture should be less than ⅜" thick once pressed.

  7. Bake for 8 minutes or until browning begins.

  8. Cool on a rack and then break into chunks or bars.

  9. Keep refrigerated for up to one week or frozen for up to 2 months.

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