OATMEAL, DATE AND APPLE BARS

Improve your breakfasts and snacks with these special nutritional autumn bars, forget industrial pastries and sugar, and prepare yourself a healthy snack to go!

You can vary the recipe using apricots, figs…..use your imagination! 

INGREDIENTS FOR 20 BARRITAS (approx.)

  •    100 cl of water
  •     175 g of oatmeal or spelt
  •     175 g of oat flakes
  •     175 g of organic butter or ghee
  •     2 apples
  •     2 tablespoons of agave or rice syrup
  •     100 g of raisins
  •     100 g of natural dates
  •     1 lemon (the peel)
  •     1 tablespoon gingerbread
  •     1 tablespoon of cinnamon dessert

PREPARATION

Remove the bones from the dates, if they have any, and chop the pulp, grate the lemon peel and cut the apples into small pieces, add the raisins.

In 100 ml of water, boil for 20 minutes, or until the dates are soft.

Heat the oven to 200º and put butter on the tray so that the sticks do not stick, or cover the tray with baking paper.

Using a fork, crush the previous preparation until it has a creamy texture. Mix the flour with the oat flakes and the melted butter, with the 2 spoonfuls of agave or rice syrup, and the cream of dates, raisins and apple. Add the ginger and cinnamon to the mixture.

Level the mixture evenly over the baking tray and let it bake for about 25 minutes.

When finished, let it cool and cut the dough into bars. 

WHAT SHOULD WE ACCOMPANY THEM WITH?

These bars can be accompanied by an organic grape or pomegranate juice, as well as an infusion of cardamom with fresh ginger, or with a lasi (a mixture of yogurt with cinnamon and ginger powder, a pinch). Vata people can also accompany it with a natural homemade custard cream. 

AYURVEDIC ADVICE:

Ideal recipe for people with dosha Vata and Pitta.

Directions for Kapha: You can vary the recipe and add more apple and les dates and raisins. You can use ghee instead of butter. You can add more agave syrup or rice and less ghee or butter. Oat flour can be replaced by spelt flour, if there is overweight rye is better.

This recipe is ideal for autumn and summer. In winter and spring it is recommended for Vata and Pitta people but not for every day, Kapha people will have to adapt it according to the previous indications.

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