Save your money on those expensive energy bars. With just a few ingredients, you can make a large batch at home and know that they are made with real food. During one of his weekly food demos at the store, Vance prepared an adapted recipe of paleo nut bars in the Jenn-Air 24-in steam and convection oven. The original recipe called for raw nuts, but Vance toasted them for a better flavor profile. Depending on your preference, you can do either method. Follow Vance on Instagram at @appliancechef for even more food inspiration or come sample his culinary creations every Saturday or Sunday in the Mrs. G Community Kitchen.
- • 1 Cup chopped pecans (toasted)
- • 1 Cup chopped almonds (toasted)
- • 1 Cup chopped walnuts (toasted)
- • 1.5 oz. sunflower seeds (toasted)
- • 1 oz. flax seeds
- • 22 dates chopped (pitted)
- • 1 Cup egg whites
- • ½ Cup dried cranberries
- • 1 ½ Tbsp. ground cinnamon
- • 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
- • 1.5 oz. honey
- 1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
- 2. In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. It helps if you mix after adding one ingredient.
- 3. Prepare a pan lines with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Apply cooking spray.
- 4. Press the nut mix into the bottom of the pan as even as possible.
- 5. Bake for 16-18 min.
- 6. Allow the mix to cool for 5 min, then pull on the paper to remove the baked mix from the pan.
- 7. Cut into desired shape and serve.
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