Flash forward to me as I flashback getting home. I look up a few suggestions for similar bars and get to work. As I start the process, I add my own ingredients here and there to make it my own, and hope for the best. Before long, I've got a paste of some sort that needs to be pressed and molded before being frozen in the freezer. I do just that with about four bars, but realize I have a little bit left of the crumpled mixture that wouldn't be worth putting in foil to harden. Instead, I take out a bowl, pour some almond milk, and drop the mixture in. As I eat the concoction, I realize I haven't created a delicious nut bar, I've made a delicious cereal.
I pull out all the foils containing the granola mixture and dump it in a zip lock bag. Then I add more cashews and flaxseed, an ingredient that had previously been absent. I've been missing cereal for a long time since I omitted wheat from my diet (and almost all oats as well) and this cashew nut mixture hits the spot and was a breeze to put together with a food processor.
Here's the break down:
-1 cup of dates
-1/2 cup of cashews or almonds (or mixed)
-1/2 cup sunflower seeds
-1/3 cup of flaxseed
-Spoonful of raw honey
-1 Tbsp of vanilla extract
-1 Tbsp of coconut oil
-Dash of salt
-Dash of brown sugar
1). Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend.
2). Transfer to a zip lock bag.
3). Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Enjoy.
This will produce about six servings. Experiment with a variety of nuts and fruits to make the recipe your own work of art.