Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Glutenfree vegan granola bars !

Today I would like to share something special with you =)

Here it comes...

The recipe for my widely famous, ultra delicious Glutenfree Vegan Granola Bars! (Or shall we just call them food for the Gods?)

It´s all thanks to my boyfriend really. At the same time he found out that he is gluten sensitive, he also found out how hard it is to find healthy vegan, glutenfree snacks to bring on the go. After some experimenting in the kitchen I came up with a recipe that is easy to make and easy to vary when it comes to flavour. Now we make a big batch on a weekly basis and pop them in the freezer were we keep them until needed.

For a batch of about 8-10 granola bars you will need:

The base:
300 grams of dates
100 grams of glutenfree puffed grains and/ or cereals (I like to use puffed quinoa, puffed buckwheat, puffed amaranth and cornflakes)
A pinch of salt

Optional (A total of two handfulls):
Dried fruit
Chopped nuts

For this batch I added 100 grams of chocolate and a small handfull of sweet dried banana chips (feeling decadent)

Step 1.
Mash or mix the dates and salt into a paste. Nowadays I just use a simple potatoe masher and a bowl for the purpose (Why? Well to make a long story short, dates have a tendency to brake blenders for me... Four blenders in three years to be exact! Naughty dates...) 

If the dates are very dry you might need to add a little bit of water. 

Step 2.

Add your puffed grains and/or cornflakes. Also add optional ingredients like chocolate and nuts.

Step 3.

Put on some good music and blend, blend blend - Worrrrk those biceps!

You know you´ve got the consistency right when all the ingredients sticks together like one big cake.

 Step 4.

Shape your lovely batch into desired shapes. Somehow my bars always tend to take the shape of eggs. Which is fine, really. I pretend they are kick-ass vegan Kinder Eggs. Without the toy... but full of love! =)

Did you try it? How did it go?


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