Monday, September 9, 2013
Five Seed Almond Bars
I start every day with a jumbo mug of coffee & cream and a five seed almond bar from Trader Joe's. They have just the right balance of salty and sweet, chewy with a slight crunch and only have 110 calories/bar (or 3 points for those doing WW). Are you sold yet? Anyhow, a bag of 8-10 bars is $3.99 and we easily go through 2/week. Each time I pick up a few bags, I feel wasteful, so today I did a first attempt at recreating them. I modified this recipe from Cannella Vita, a la Seedsproutsavor but without a food processor, the raisins didn't become quite the paste I'd hoped. I used a combination of chia, sunflower, pepitas, flax and poppy seeds. Golden raisins and flax oil. Next time I'll put a tad of molasses and a pinch of ginger!