THE APRICOT, PISTACHIO AND OAT ENERGY BAR
Maggie Moon, M.S., RD, author of "The Elimination Diet Workbook," created her own pistachio-apricot energy bar to meet her preference for “natural sweetness from sweet-tart fruit, buttery richness from a heart-healthy nut like pistachios and a mellow base note from whole grains.” She uses pomegranate molasses for a bit of sweet stickiness, and the juice of an orange or some olive oil to keep the mixture from being too dry. Together, these ingredients make for a well-rounded nutrition bar providing carbohydrates, protein, fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup rolled oats, 1 cup pistachios, ½ cup dried apricots (roughly chopped), 1/2 cup dried tart cherries (or dried cranberries), 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 medium navel orange, zest and then juice, olive oil (optional), 1 pinch of salt. Click the link below to see full directions and complete calorie and nutrition information.
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