Sunshine Bars

Sunshine Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup wheat germ
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup raisins, partly cut up
  • 2/3 toasted almond flour

Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. Heat orange juice to a boil.
  3. Put dried apricots in pan, bring to a boil again, and turn off heat.
  4. Cover pan and let apricots absorb juice until tender enough to cut with a sharp knife, but not really soft.
  5. Meanwhile, mix honey and oil. Stir oats, flour, wheat germ, cinnamon and salt together.
  6. Drain apricots and add the juice to the honey-oil mixture.
  7. Chop apricots coarsely and stir into dry ingredients along with raisins and almond meal.
  8. Combine wet and dry ingredients and press mixture into an oiled 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
  9. Bake about 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them! Cookies made with honey brown quickly.
  10. Allow to cool completely before cutting.

 Credit: Laurel’s Kitchen” by Laurel Robertson

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