Total Nutrition Technology
Friday, August 28, 2015

From the Kitchen of Health Educator, Chelsea Castellanos

  • 1 c dates (medjool)
  • ½ c raw almonds (walnuts or pecans, roughly chopped)
  • 1 ½ c rolled oats (I used ½ cup for a softer texture)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds
  • ¼ c almond butter or peanut butter
  • ¼ c agave

Optional: Chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, dried fruits, other seeds etc.

  1. Place dates in a food processor and pulse until it forms into a paste.
  2. Toast almonds and oats in a pan or wok over low heat till slightly golden brown.
  3. Place dates, almonds, and oats in a large mixing bowl with the rest of the seeds and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, warm the almond butter and agave over low heat.
  5. Stir and pour over the fruit and nut mixture. 
  6. Use your spoon or hands to break up the dates and mix well.
  7. Cover an 8x8 pan with parchment or wax paper and transfer mixture to the pan.
  8. Using your spoon or hand press down so the mixture is flat. 
  9. Cover the top with more paper to avoid stickiness and place something on top to hold together.
  10. Chill in the freezer for 30-45 minutes to harden.

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