Try these this weekend and enjoy them for the rest of the week..
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup almonds Chopped
1 cup dried coconut shreds
1 cup dried fruit ( I used pitted dates for sweetness)
1/2 chia or flax, slightly ground
1/2 oat or almond flour (just blend almonds or oats in the Magic Bullet until flourized)
1/4- 1/3 cup maple syrup or 5 soaked and blended dates dates
Shredded ginger to taste
(optional juice of an orange) for extra moisture if needed
pinch of salt
Note; these can be made without any added sweetness and they are just as good!
Put all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, mix them so the flour coats and gets evenly mixed. Pour the maple syrup in in the bowl and mix, if there are still dry parts add a tsp. at a time of moisture like orange juice.
Oven at 300, press the mix down into a baking dish, use parchment paper for best, immediate detachment, results. Bake for 15-20 mins.
Take out, let cool for 15 mins, cut into square and continue to cool.
If after cooling they still seem too gooey to be a “bar” you can always place them back in the oven for another 5 min go. It's better to do this than over bake and have uber crispy bars...