Almond Raisin Nature Bar

Source: Almond Board of California
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Main Ingredient: Grains
Serves: 20

Granola bars make a handy on-the-go snack or breakfast. Almonds, raisins and oats pack this recipe with good nutrition; toasted fennel seed and black pepper add a sophisticated, savory note.

Ingredients

12 oz. almond flour
16 oz. low-moisture raisins
1 tsp. xanthan gum
4 oz. clover honey
4 oz. raw almond butter
1/2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
1 tsp. black peppercorns, toasted and ground
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
10 oz. natural, whole almonds, toasted
6 oz. thick-rolled oats, toasted
2 tsp. fennel seed, toasted and ground

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Combine almond flour, raisins and xanthan gum in food processor; puree until paste is formed.
  2.  Add honey, almond butter, vanilla bean paste, black peppercorns and salt; puree until well blended.
  3.  In stainless-steel bowl, combine toasted almonds, oats and fennel seed. Add almond flour paste to oat mixture; knead until well incorporated and evenly distributed.
  4.  Transfer mixture to a quarter sheet tray lined with parchment; bake 14 min.
  5.  Cool bars slightly and place in refrigerator with another quarter sheet tray, with a weight, placed over top to set the bars.
  6.  Once set and cooled, remove from refrigerator and cut into 20 bars Store at room temperature in an airtight container for 5 days.