Raw, Vegan, Sugar-Free Nut & Seed Bars
These delicious bars are raw, vegan, and only take a few minutes to make.
1.5 cups of sunflower seeds
1/4 cup of desiccated coconut
1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup of almonds
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
2/3 teaspoon of mixed spice
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Stevia to taste
Place the almonds and pumpkin seeds in a food processor fitted with the “S” blade. Pulse a few times until the nuts and seeds are chunky but not whole. Set the nuts and seeds aside.
Place the sunflower seeds and coconut oil in the food processor. Process until the sunflower seeds form a butter. You will need to stop the food processor multiple times to scrape down the sides of the processor. I added a little bit of water to mine to speed up the process but it’s up to you. This will take at least ten minutes. If you have a nut or seed butter you want to use instead, go for it. About a half cup should be fine but I haven’t tested this so be cautious.
Add the spices, vanilla and stevia to the butter. Process until well combined. Taste and add more as desired. You want the butter to be slightly sweeter than you like so that when you add the other ingredients it becomes the right level of sweetness for you.
Place the chopped nuts and seeds and coconut in a bowl. Add the seed butter and stir well. The mixture should be thick and clumping together.
Line a small, shallow dish with baking paper. Spoon the mixture into the dish and spread it out evenly with a spatula.
Freeze for one hour. Cut into bars and wrap into individual portions. Enjoy!
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