Not to brag but I have a pretty awesome husband who is completely on board with eating unprocessed foods and supports everything I do. He knew I wanted a food processor because the small one I had a while back broke and I never replaced it. We went to Target for sponges last week and came home with a Ninja Masterprep Professional blender, chopper, and ice crusher.! My husband picked it out and brought it to the counter so it was a spur of the moment purchase but I’m very happy with it. The machine is a processor, chopper, and bullet all in one and it is AWESOME!!!! It was relatively inexpensive for everything it does and it could crush just about anything. If you are in the market for a cool kitchen gadget here is a link to this machine:
I had been looking a recipes for date and nut bars (LaraBars) and realized a lot of them looked super sticky. We always have rolled oats on hand so I decided to try my own version with some oats to help with the stickiness of the dates. These came together like a charm and with no trial and error I had created exactly what I was thinking of. These squares are versatile and could easily be modified using different types of dried fruit and nuts. My toddler was curious to try them right away and approved! These would be a great breakfast, snack, or lunchbox treat! With no added sugars, whole oats, and raw almonds these squares are something I feel good about feeding my children.0
Fruitty Nutty Oat Squares
By May 19, 2014Published:
- Yield: 10-12 squares
- Prep: 8 mins
The Ninja Not to brag but I have a pretty awesome husband who is completely on board with eating unprocessed foods and …
- Put almonds in processor or chopper and process until fine. I used the small bowl of the Ninja.
- Remove almonds and set aside in mixing bowl
- If dates are not pitted remove pits. Put the rest of the ingredients in processor and process until paste forms and begins sticking to itself
- Add fruit and oat mixture to almonds and knead almonds into fruit until evenly combined and not too sticky. It may look like you have way too much almonds at first but everything with combine nicely
- Turn mixture out on a large piece of wax paper. Put mixture on one end and flip the other end over top so mixture is sandwiched between wax paper.
- With a rolling pin roll out to desired thickness.
- With a chef knife or pizza cutter cut into squares and enjoy