Thursday, April 18, 2013

Paleo Blackberry Bars

Today was the-BAM, a social media conference at the Paramount Arts Center. I taught a beginning blogging session. Jenny named it, "Girls Who Blog and Make Money Doing It" and I had a great day. I put a few more things on my to-do list for the summer AND thought of making up these blackberry bars. I know I will make them often because they are easy and delicious and healthy.

I rubbed my 8 x 8 glass baking dish with coconut oil.

I mixed the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl with a wooden spoon:
1  1/2 cups almond flour ( I like the unblanched)
2 TBSP coconut flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon

I mixed up the wet ingredients in the 2-cup measuring cup I'd measured the almond flour in:
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
1/3 cup raw honey, melted (or real maple syrup)
1 egg
1 TBSP vanilla

I mixed the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. I added a 12 oz container of blackberries and stirred. Next, I pressed this mixture into the prepared baking dish.

I baked them in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Ger said, "Mom, this dessert is great!"

If you love blackberries, you've got to try these. If you don't have an egg, they still come out mighty fine.

This photo is of me and my boys, Isaac and Ger, just after the Run For the Roar 5k. Isaac was 1st in his age category, I was 3rd in mine, but Ger ran it the fastest. It was a great day - beautiful weather - great cause - big group from CrossFit Countdown giving back to our community.