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    Healthy Pumpkin Pie Bars

    Posted on 22nd October 2020 by Daniel Newman-Beinart

     

     

    Ingredients:

    120g oats

    1 tbsp chia seeds

    35g ground flaxseed

    30g cooked, mashed pumpkin (you can use butternut squash too)

    65g sliced almonds

    4 chopped dates

    2 tbsp honey or maple syrup

    100g unsalted nut butter (almond or cashew work well)

    1 tsp ground cinnamon

    2 tsp mixed spice

    25g crushed cornflakes or rice krispies

     

    Method:

     

    1. Preheat oven to 170 degrees C and line a baking tray.
    2. Spread the oats, chia, flax and almonds onto the baking tray and bake for 9-10 minutes – mixing half-way through.
    3. While this is baking, mix the honey or maple syrup, nut butter and spices in a small pan on a low heat. Mix for 2-3 minutes until softened and combined.
    4. Then reduce the oven to 150 degrees C and mix the baked oat mixture with the honey/maple mixture and add the dates and cornflakes or rice krispies. Mix well.
    5. Line a baking tray approx. 20 x 30 cm and spread the mixture into the tray.
    6. Bake for 15-20 minutes and then cool before cutting.
    7. Keep in a container in the fridge for up to 6 days. Enjoy!

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