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January 21, 2019

Multigrain Snack Bar with Chocolate

By The DAHLC

Who doesn't love chocolate?

Fortunately for you, chocolate can be a part of a healthy diet. Like any food, the less processed it is, the better it is. In this case, more cocoa and less added fat and sugar allows us to increase our phytonutrient intake without empty calories. Phytonutrients are natural chemicals produced by plants that may help prevent disease and keep our bodies working properly. Add a little cocoa to your morning coffee, oatmeal, smoothie, enjoy a small piece of 60-70% dark chocolate, or in this case, try our Multigrain Snack Bar!

Calories: 158 | Protein: 3.6g | Carbs: 21g | Total Fat: 7.3g | Yield: 16 | Serving Size: 1 bar


Ingredients:
1-3/4 c. rolled oats
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. almonds
1/2 c. dried fruit
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. canola oil
1/4 c. Eggbeaters
1/4 c. ground flaxseed
1/3 c. dark chocolate chips (60% cocoa)
1.5 tsp. brown sugar
1.5 tsp. cinnamon

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by: Running On Real Food
Preparation:
Preheat oven to 325. Lightly grease an 8x8 baking dish. Using a food processor, pulse 1 cup of oats until it becomes a fine flour. Remove the oat flour to a medium bowl and add the whole wheat flour, salt and baking soda. Whisk to combine thoroughly and set aside. Place the almonds in the food processor and pulse until it becomes a fine meal. Do not allow it to paste up. Remove and set aside. Place the dried fruit in the food processor. Pulse until it becomes finely minced and nearly a paste. Set aside. In another medium size bowl, combine honey and oil and beat to combine. Add the egg and beat until well combined. Beat in the flax meal, almond meal, dried fruit and remaining 1 cup of rolled oats. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. The mixture will become thick so it will take some muscle to mix in the chocolate chips by hand, but you can do it. Transfer the mix into your prepared baking dish. To prevent sticking, use some parchment paper, or lightly greased hands, to level the top of the mixture into the dish. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over top. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes. Allow to cool before slicing.

 Join us in the DAHLC demo kitchen this month to learn more ways you can appropriately incorporate chocolate into your diet. Check out our culinary classes here!

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Very good! I would omit the topping next time and just add the cinnamon into the bar mix.

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@jenniferlme

Very good! I would omit the topping next time and just add the cinnamon into the bar mix.

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Yum, that sounds delicious!

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