Feeling a Little Goji?

Goji Oatmeal Clusters
1 1/2 bananas
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup date sugar
2/3 cup ground walnuts
2/3 cup whole grain flour
1 1/4 tsp. aluminum-free baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup Goji berries
1/4 cup raisins (or currants)
6 pitted dates (chopped)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Blend bananas, applesauce, vanilla, and date sugar in blender until creamy. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then add the blended moist ingredients and mix. Stir in oatmeal, chopped nuts, dates, and raisins. Use a large spoon to drop mixture on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Orange Goji Bars

1 cup pitted dates
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup unsulfured dried apricots
1 cup Goji berries
1/4 dried apricots 1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup oatmeal (finely chopped in food processor)
1 tsp. orange zest (fresh from organic orange)
1/4 cup sesame seeds (hulled)
Place dates, raisins, apricots, and Goji berries in food processor. Process until the mass forms one large ball, then remove to a mixing bowl. Process the oatmeal until it is a fine meal. Process nuts until they are finely chopped but not powder. Knead all ingredients thoroughly by hand. Press out on a cutting board, flipping and pressing evenly until about 1/2 inch thick. Trim edges and make a rectangle and slice in bars. Knead Together leftover edges and more bars.
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Kathy P - November 14, 2006 7:18 PM

Can you use a gluten free flour instead of the whole wheat? I will have to try and let you know!

Thank You,
Kathy P

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