Whole wheat fruit and nut bar - egg free
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Recipe type: snacks
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Whole wheat chocolate fruit and nut bar. This is egg free, healthy and protein packed with goodness of oats, barley, dry fruits.
Ingredients
  • Stone ground whole meal / whole wheat flour : 1 cup (I have used Indian Ashirwaad aata / flour)
  • Cocoa powder (unsweetened) : 2 tbsp
  • Rolled barley / oats : ½ cup
  • Ground almonds : ⅓ cup
  • Soft brown sugar : ⅓ cup
  • Fruit medley (chopped) : ½ cup (I have used dried cranberries, dates, dried apricots, raisins)
  • Walnut chopped : ½ cup
  • Margarine melted : 3 oz
  • Maple syrup : 1 tbsp ( I have used pure maple syrup for the flavor, if not available then replace it with honey)
  • Low fat milk - 1 cup
  • Icing sugar to dust
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F / 180 C.
  2. Spray a 10 * 6 inch shallow baking pan with oil and line it with parchment paper.
  3. Sift the flour and cocoa together into a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the rolled barley or oats, ground almonds, brown sugar, fruit medley and walnuts. Make a well in the center.
  5. In a separate bowl, melt the margarine, add the maple syrup or honey, milk and combine them.
  6. Add the above wet mixture into dry mixture bowl, and with the help of spatula combine them till you get a uniform well combined batter.
  7. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked. Check it with a cake tester.
  9. Leave in the pan to cool, then flip it over onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  10. Dust it with icing sugar, if you wish to.
  11. Serve it as snacks with your evening tea, or with some berries and fruits or yogurt.
Recipe by saffronstreaks at https://saffronstreaks.com/recipes/whole-wheat-chocolate-fruit-and-nut-bar-and-is-egg-free/