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Vegan Baking

Easy Snack Bar

Easy Snack Bar

This recipe is from the Veggie Tree Cookbook by Anna Valentine. Anna’s recipes also feature in our Vegetarian Living NZ magazine.

Wholesome, nutty and nutritious this recipe is great for the lunch box or a picnic. It’s easy because you just measure everything into the food processor and pulse it up. It is also a great way to use up the last old banana in the fruit bowl.

Vegan

Makes 12 bars

Line a 18cm x 28cm tin with baking paper and preheat the oven to 180ºC. Measure the following ingredients straight into the bowl of your food processor:

2 bananas

180g coconut oil

2 T chia seeds

2 c rolled oats

1 c wholemeal spelt flour

2 T LSA (finely chopped linseed, sunflower seeds and almond)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

100g nuts, mixed

100 ml almond milk

3 T molasses

200g dried apricots or medjool dates

Pulse until the mix starts to come together. Tip into the lined tin and spread it evenly. Top with:

80g sunflower seeds

Bake for 20 minutes. Cool slightly in the tin, then remove in one piece using the baking paper, and cool on a rack. Cut into 12 bars when cold and store in an airtight container.