Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars (Nut-Free) (NoBake)

I’ve been juicing carrots like crazy lately which has left me with heaps of carrot pulp. So, I’ve been creating 101 ways, or recipes I should say, to make use of the pulp. Well…maybe not 101 but I’m getting close lol. These raw vegan bars have been a hit with my friends that I’ve shared them with and even my hubby has been enjoying them.  He eats them as a breakfast bar..thus the name Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars because he’s one who doesn’t like smoothies or even fruit in the morning, but a hearty bar he really enjoys.  So if that’s you or maybe a family member, these bars are the perfect breakfast! You can make them in advance have them in the fridge ready to go for the morning rush. They’re practically fat-free, and have no added refined sugar so you can eat as many as your heart desires.

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars

Keeping my meals during the day super simple helps me maintain the raw food lifestyle. I mostly eat fruit during the day. But, the one thing I always invest time in is preparing snacks for the week. You know for those moments when you’re just craving something, other than fruit, and yet you don’t want to cheat. I can’t tell you how much it’s made a difference for me in really keeping consistent with the diet. Just a little preparation is all it takes. I usually prepare them on Sunday night so I have them ready to go for the week and it works great!

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars

So the other day I was watching on you-tube a video interview of Charlotte Gerson, if you ‘ve never heard of the Gerson Therapy center it’s so worth checking out. Anyway, she was saying how carrots are an excellent source of protein and they contain the essential amino acids. I didn’t know that but know that I do I’ve included them in my juices more. Also because she said that carrot apple, and carrot greens is one of their staple healing juices for their patients. Lately I’ve had a little flare-up of pain with my back injury so I immediately bring out my food weapons to make sure to ward off any fibro-flare ups. So far so good!

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars

Let’s talk about these bars for a sec…they’re so super easy to make. I know I always say that, but seriously I only make easy food. I don’t have an attention span to read a recipe with more than ten ingredients! 🙂 These bars are nut-free, gluten-free, no bake, energizing, a great source of protein, yummy what else can I say? They’re great as breakfast bars, snacks, road trip food, traveling snacks… with just a little preparation you can have some real belly satisfaction. You gotta try ’em!

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast BarsThese bars will easily last in the fridge for at least a week in the fridge stored in an air tight container.

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars

Spiced Carrot Apple Breakfast Bars

Servings: 8 bars

Recipe:

2 1/2 cups carrot pulp (or shredded carrots)

5-6 dried apple rings

5 dried blonde figs (soaked in pure water until soft)

1/2 cup coconut flour ( just ground shredded coconut in a coffee grinder or food processor)

3/4 cup buckwheat flour (ground buckwheat)

2 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted (soak for 20 minutes if not soft)

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Hemp seeds for garnish

(optional) 1 cup of either crushed walnuts, pecans, or pumpkin seeds

1) Place above ingredients (except hemp seeds) in a food processor and pulse blend until it becomes a coarse sticky mix. Make sure not to over process it. The texture should be coarse and chunky. (optional) If you are using nuts first scoop the mixture into a bowl and add them in mixing in well with your hands. 2) Scoop out in a 8×8 dish and firmly press the mix into the dish. 3) Sprinkle on hemp seeds. 4) Place in the fridge to chill for about an hour. 5) Slice and serve.

NOTE: If you want to have these ready for on the go slice them and wrap each one individually. Buckwheat flour can be substituted with gluten-free rolled oat flour, or almond flour (not nut free).

If you get a chance to make ’em I’d love to hear how you liked ’em in the comments below.

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Laura on May 9, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Hi Christine,

    Are the apple rings dried? I reread the post but it’s not specified anywhere.

    Thanks!

    • Christine on May 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      HI Laura,
      I’m so glad you pointed this out, I left out that they are dried apple rings. I’ll make sure to correct that thanks so much! I hope you enjoy them!

      • Laura on May 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm

        Hi again Christine,

        You’re very welcome! I would rather cut & dehydrate my own apples for the recipe but I’m unsure if 5 to 6 rings would be just one apple. I’ll let you know how it comes out.

        • Christine on May 13, 2015 at 5:11 pm

          Hi Laura,

          That’s a great idea, I’d love to hear how it comes out! The rings I used were pretty thick so if you cut yours thicker that might work. Let me know!

  2. Andi on May 10, 2015 at 11:18 am

    This recipe was so easy and delicious! It’s my first time using the pulp from my juice. I usually compost it or feed it to the chickens. 🙂

    • Christine on May 11, 2015 at 10:53 am

      I’m so happy to hear that!It’s great using the pulp in recipes cause you get double use out of your food and nothing goes to waste, although I’m sure the chickens enjoy it 🙂 lol. If you ever make beet juice check out my Red Velvet Cake Bites,another fun and yummy way to use the pulp.Xo

  3. Kelly on May 29, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    This looks great. Will be making some tomorrow. Do you think plain chopped Apple would work as nowhere near me sells dried Apple rings free from preservatives?
    Thanks heaps,
    Kelly 🙂

    • Christine on May 30, 2015 at 8:30 am

      Hi Kelly! Yes that should work if it isn’t sticky enough as a mixture just add a few more dates or figs. Enjoy!

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