One big thing about not eating grains is not having something to smear butter on or eat with coffee the way you can a muffin, english muffin, or other bread product. This can lead to sadness, which can lead to tears. And no one wants to see that. I make these bars now and then when I think I might have a dinner roll breakdown…or sometimes immediately after. Yes, its a recipe born from regret. Enjoy.
3 T flax meal
2-3 over ripe bananas
1-2 eggs depending on size
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup hazelnut meal
butter and coconut oil to equal 1/2 cup, melted (the ratio is your call)
2T honey (so optional)
(also optional) 1/4 each: raw sunflower seeds, raw pecan pieces, raisins, frozen blueberries & cacao nibs (if you go crazy on any of these items, add a little more butter)
dark, dark, chocolate – I’m not going to tell you how much. Only you know the answer to that question. (leave chocolate out if you’d like to add butter when eating.)
a little more coconut oil. you’ll see why.
- Oil a half sheet baking sheet with coconut oil. Preheat oven to 350.
- Grind seeds, nuts, raisins, and cacao in blender or processor until marred, but not mealy. You want recognizable chunks. Empty blender contents in a big bowl.
- Add flours and meal, and stir well.
- Now combine egg(s), vanilla, and bananas in blender. Once blended add butter/oil mixture. Blend some more.
- Add wet to dry and stir until it’s a bit of a gooey glob. Press into the baking sheet with your hands and smooth out with a spatula. Bake for ….uh.. 30 min? Sorry, I forgot to keep track. I just check and re-check until it looks dried out and bar-ish. When the house starts smelling like roasted nuts I turn the oven off and let them coast.
- Let the pan cool all the way. Combine chocolate with a little bit of coconut oil and melt in a pan over boiling water.
- drizzle melted chocolate in a Pollak-style design all over the bars. Sprinkle with sea salt. Put the whole pan in the fridge for at least an hour before cutting into them. Store in a container in the fridge. Eat for breakfast, snack, dessert, late night munchies… when you’re starving and too lazy to cook…etc.