and they were hungry no more

Homemade, no bake "Clif" bars

I have days where I need to create something. Anything. Most of the time that means writing, and right here. The other times it generally means in the kitchen.

I used this recipe and went from the hip as follows:

1 and 1/4 cups Amaranth
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
2 tablespoons ground flaxseed (flaxseed meal)
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apples
1/4 cup finely chopped pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
1/3 cup brown rice syrup
1/2 cup almond butter (which I made on my own!!!)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Once everything was blended well I transfered to a pan, any size you pick, that was oiled and used wax paper to smoosh it evenly.

Homemade, no bake "Clif" bars

Then stuck the pan in the freezer for about 30 min to harden everything together so I could cut it up, photograph it and then eat them! YUM!

Homemade, no bake "Clif" bars

The pan I used, for the shape of a “granola bar”, yielded 6 bars.

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