Apricot Cacao Superfood Granola Bars – These have been impressed by my pricey buddy who makes chocolate chip cookies with apricots for her enterprise. The flavour of apricot and chocolate actually stunned me and I knew I needed to make one thing with this taste combo. The feel of those granola bars is ideal and topped with a gentle chocolate ganache layer simply brings it to the subsequent stage.
For myself, I prefer to sprout nuts, seeds and grains earlier than consuming them. That is completely elective and a private choice. When you have a dehydrator, soak and dehydrate the almonds and sprout and dehydrate the buckwheat. If you happen to shouldn’t have a dehydrator simply add them dry.
Listed here are the directions for soaked and dehydrated almonds and sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat.
- Almonds – Soak for 8 hours, rinse and dehydrate at 115 F for twenty-four hours.
- Buckwheat – Watch my video HERE on how you can sprout buckwheat, then rinse actually and dehydrate at 115 F for 12 hours.
Each ingredient in these granola bars play a key position so please attempt to not omit any. Orange zest balances out the flavors including a pop of acidity. I at all times attempt to add additional taste the place attainable with citrus zest, ginger or spices. We add maca for an extra superfood enhance however it’s also possible to use lucuma powder. Mesquite powder is added as an additional sweetener enhance and it’s additionally packed stuffed with vitamins comparable to minerals and fiber.
These have develop into my favourite snack, only one bar will fill you up and provide you with vitality to get by means of the remainder of your day. You’ll love the feel and flavors of those bars. They’re a fantastic snack for the entire household, quite simple to make and retailer for a very long time within the freezer. And, in fact they’re uncooked, vegan and gluten-free!
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Take a look at one other nice snack recipe utilizing buckwheat right here: Goji Orange Granola
Apricot Cacao Superfood Granola Bars
Uncooked, Vegan and Gluten-Free Superfood Granola Bars, tremendous easy to make, very flavorful and nutritious.
- 1 cup almonds soaked and dehydrated (or simply dry)
- 1 cup giant flake coconut
- ¾ cup sprouted and dehydrated buckwheat measure after they’re dehydrated (or simply dry)
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- 2 tbsp floor golden flax
- 1 tbsp maca powder
- 1 tbsp mesquite powder
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1 cup dried un-sulphured apricots soaked for 20 minutes
- ¼ cup almond butter roasted or uncooked
- 2 tbsp coconut nectar or maple syrup
- 2 tsp orange zest
- 10 drops vanilla Drugs Flower taste extract or 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup cacao nibs
- 2/3 cup coconut nectar or maple syrup
- ½ cup melted virgin coconut oil
- 1 cup cacao powder
- 10 drops vanilla Drugs Flower flavour extract or 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt
- ¼ cup room temperature water
Course of almonds, coconut, buckwheat, coconut sugar, flax, maca powder, mesquite powder and salt in a meals processor till the combination varieties a crumble. Don’t course of till a flour is shaped, we wish a variety of texture.
Add the apricots, almond butter, coconut nectar, orange zest, and vanilla and course of once more till nicely mixed leaving a variety of texture. Add the cacao nibs and course of once more till mixed.
Switch combination to a lined 8” x 8” sq. pan and press the granola combination firmly into the underside of the pan. Even out the highest with the again of a soup spoon and put aside whereas making ganache.
Don’t set this within the fridge or freezer, we don’t want the granola chilly when including the ganache layer.
Chocolate Ganache Layer
In a dry blender, mix the coconut nectar, coconut oil, cacao powder, vanilla and salt till nicely mixed. You will have to cease the blender and scrape down the edges a couple of occasions.
Add room temperature water and mix once more till on low just for a couple of seconds. Don’t over mix this combination.
Pour the chocolate ganache layer onto the granola layer and transfer the pan back and forth to even out the layer. Pat the pan on the counter to take away air bubbles and set within the freezer for at least 2 hours.
Take away pan from freezer, slice into desired sized bars and revel in! Retailer within the fridge for 1 week or freezer for months.