Saturday, October 25, 2014

Gluten-Free Apple Sunflower Seed Bars






Combine in a small bowl:
2 cups almond flour
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats ( I love McCann's, and remember: a little old-fashionaed oatmeal now and then won't spike your blood sugar like most grains.... who is 100 % paleo anyway?)
1 tsp baking soda
1 TBSP cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Combine in a bigger bowl:
1/4 cup melted grass-fed butter
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey  (I used to make this recipe with 3/4 cup honey but 1/2 is enough for us now. Either works.)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Alternately stir in dry ingredients and 1 1/2 cups applesauce.
Then, stir in:

 2 small apples, diced
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips (or more....)

Rub coconut oil in a 9 by 12 pan. Add the cookie bar batter and spread it out. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 20-25-30  minutes.

Today was Barbells for Boobs at Crossfit Countdown. It was a great event and there were lots of people there having fun. When I get a photo of Michael stanley in his sports bra I'll have to share it here.....