Whole Grain Fruit & Nut Bars
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These easy bars are just sweet enough, and don't need any added sugar, in my family's opinion.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 16 bars
  • 1 cup whole spelt flour (can sub whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • ½ cup currants or finely chopped raisins
  • ½ cup dried apricots, chopped fine
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ¼ cup prune purée or 1 (2.5-ounce) container baby prunes
  1. Preheat your oven to 325ºF and lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the spelt flour, oats, walnuts, currants or raisins, dried apricots, water, and prune puree until combined. You'll want to knead it with your hands until a good, stiff dough forms. Add a tablespoon of water if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Press the dough firmly and evenly into your prepared baking dish. Cut into squares or long bars with a sharp knife before placing in the oven.
  4. Bake the bars for 25 to 30 minutes, until baked through but still soft (don’t overbake them or the bars will be tough).
  5. Store leftover bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/whole-grain-fruit-and-nut-bars