The nourishing oils of the almonds and seeds and the energizing sweetness of the dried fruit and maple syrup are perfect to ground you amidst the wind, cold and dryness of the autumn months.
1 Cup Gluten Free Oats
1 Cup Oat Flour (gluten free)*
1/4 Cup Whole Flax Seeds
1/4 Cup Whole Sesame Seeds
1/4 Cup Chopped Almonds
½ Cup Chopped Dried Fruit (e.g. raisins, apples, cherries, apricots, etc)
1/4 tsp. Grated Orange Rind (optional)
1/8 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
½ Cup Maple Syrup
1/4 Cup Apple Juice
1/4 Cup Almond (or Sesame Oil)
1/4 Cup Almond Butter (or Tahini)
Preheat oven to 350 F. Combine and stir together all dry ingredients in large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in separate bowl and stir until creamy. Slowly pour into dry ingredients and stir until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Press into baking pan (ideally 9″ x 9″) or equivalent pie pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely in before cutting and wrapping.
* You can simply make oat flour by grinding oat flakes in a coffee grinder.