Hope you’re doing awesome. Greetings from Columbus, Ohio; our new home! After weeks of moving-in work (still not finished) I finally was able to spend a weekend just cooking and relaxing. AND-IT-FEELS-GOOD!
Today’s post was actually inspired by one of my friends from work. His name will remain anonymous… just kidding, he’s Adam, our healthy-Aussie-and-dad-to-be friend. Last week he brought a peanut butter bar to the office, I smelled it and told him I could make it better using Almond Butter (don’t get me wrong, it was actually delicious), so I’m just hoping this post proves me right. The thing is he LOVES peanut butter and I’m 100% on the Almond team so… without further ado, this is my take on an Almond Butter bar.
1 cup of almond butter (yes, you can use peanut butter instead but why would you do that?).
½ cup maple syrup.
½ tsp vanilla extract.
2 cups of steal cut oats.
1 tbsp of chia seed.
1 tbsp of hemp seed.
1 tbsp of flax seed.
½ tsp kosher salt (or pink).
¼ cup of chopped almonds.
1 tbsp of goji berries.
4-5 dried figs, chopped. Or any other dry fruit you like.
Use a wooden spoon and a large bowl to mix the almond butter, salt, vanilla extract and maple syrup until well combined.
Next, add the rest of the ingredients and mix using your hands until you get a thick paste.
Line a medium baking sheet with parchment paper, add the mixture and form a layer of around 1/3 inch.
Refrigerate for a couple hours to harden, use a sharp knife to cut bars and you’re all set!
I’ll bring this to Adam tomorrow and see what he thinks of them :)
See you all soon!