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.
|INGREDIENTS||Metric g||Baker's %|
|Gluten Free Rolled Oats||2268||100|
|California Raisin Juice Concentrate||1361||60|
|California Golden Raisins||1361||60|
|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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