Pretty much everyone who’s had a taste of the snack bars I make weekly has expressed a desire to make their own.
I think it’s the versatility that attracts. (And the bonus of them being healthy.)
You can make them whatever kind you want!
I was sitting with my sister yesterday sipping on an aloe vera rooibos ice tea with a bit of honey and milk (try saying that fast) and she mentioned that she’d like to try making them with prunes.
But why should I repeat a recipe?
I decided that this time I wanted them just a bit chewier and sweeter (plums aren’t exactly the sweetest dried fruit to use here.)
So here’s what I came up with!
Prune Cinnamon Bars (makes 12):
130g of cashews
50g of oatmeal
200g of pitted prunes
50g of raisins
1 ts of cinnamon (or more if you wish)
A bit of salt
Aaaand blend! Cut and wrap.
I chose to lessen the amount of oatmeal to up the juicy factor and add raisins to make it just a tad sweeter than just plums. Plus, they add a nice texture. I’d hesitate to replace the cashews with any other nut (except walnuts) as this recipe wants a less hard nut. 🙂
And cinnamon plus prunes? Yum!
Since I’m all calorie counting at the moment, I also entered the data to MyFitnessPal and came up with the nutritional data for a single bar:
Look at all that lovely iron! So important to runners. And protein and fiber. And with 118 calories a pop, you can even have two without feeling guilty!
(Did I mention they’re delicious?)
I kicked off Week Thirteen today with an 11km run in the rain.
Lovely rain. 🙂
After all the heat, warm rain was exactly what I needed to get my groove back.
Maybe I pushed a bit too much as I developed a distinctly unpleasant pain in my right heel after the run. Only noticed it on the cool down walk when it was suddenly really painful to walk normally and I didn’t want my heel to touch ground at all.
Not at all sure what this is. As I don’t heel strike, I don’t really get heel pain. So this is new. And weird. And I guess I’ll just see if it sticks around for Thursday’s run before I start thinking strategy.
Let’s hope it was a fluke.
(I also plan to take my bike to work tomorrow. Sixteen km there and back. If it doesn’t rain in the morning.)