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Raisin the Bar

Submitted by: Nancy Cain, Owner, Against the Grain Gourmet

Nutritious meals on the go for people with dietary restrictions are difficult to navigate, particularly when traveling by air or biking around a rural countryside.


Size: 4.25”L x 1.5”H x 1.0”W |  # Pieces that can be made from 5 lbs flour: 160 | % of California Raisin Product to dry flour weight: 146% | Production Time: 5 hours (to allow for cooling)
INGREDIENTS Metric g Baker's %
Gluten Free Rolled Oats 2268  100
Pumpkin Seeds 907 40
Shredded Coconut 907 40
Butter 513 22.6
Honey 1361 60
Vanilla Extract 45 2
Pitted Dates 907 40
Crystallized Ginger 907 40
California Raisin Juice Concentrate 1361 60
California Golden Raisins 1361 60
TOTALS 11272 523.4


Mixing Time n/a
Mixing Speed n/a
Type of Oven Rotating Rack
Baking Temp 350oF toast / 300oF bake
Baking Time 25 minutes
Finished Product Weight 75g
1. Preheat the oven to 350oF.2. Pulse 454g of oats in food processor to make flour. Set aside.3. Pulse the raisins, ginger, and dates, one at a time, pulsing the fruit until it is chopped. Set aside.4. Mix the oatmeal, pumpkin seeds, and coconut and spread on baking sheets; bake for 12 minutes, until lightly browned, stirring them half way through. Pour mixture in a large mixing bowl.5. Combine the toasted mixture, oat flour, and chopped fruit.

6. Reduce the oven temperature to 300oF.

7. Place the butter, honey, raisin syrup, and vanilla, in a small saucepan and bring to a full roiling boil and continually stir for an additional minute once it comes to a boil. Pour it over the toasted oatmeal and fruit mixture. Stir until all of the oats are well moistened.

8. Spoon the mixture into well-buttered baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Using a rubber spatula, press the mixture evenly into the pan. Bake for 25 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Cool for at least 2 hours before cutting into squares.

9. Dip 1 side of bar into a chocolate covering of choice.

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Special Diet

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