RAW Pear & Apple Hemp Seed Energy Bars

Raw Food Recipe

On a chilly, winter morning when I creep upstairs, with a blanket wrapped around my shoulders, I look around the kitchen, hungry eyed, looking for something simple to munch on. Something I can just grab with one hand, as I clutch the blanket protecting me from the morning goose-bumpy temperature in my house.

There is nothing more satisfying than snagging one of these amazing RAW Pear & Apple Hemp Seed Breakfast Bars. They are so incredibly yummy and jam-packed with RAW nutrition.

These magical, little snack bars are dehydrated rather than cooked. I have an Excalibur Dehydrator that I LOVE to use. And, it’s amazing to know that I can create super nutritious RAW foods that maintain all of the enzymes, vitamins, proteins, minerals and nutrients inherent in food without killing them off by cooking at hot temperatures.

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I don’t live fully RAW. But I do love to incorporate RAW foods into my diet. And, it’s so much fun experimenting in my kitchen and creating new gluten-free & sugar-free RAW, vegan or vegetarian recipes.

I recently took a few of these RAW Breakfast Bars to a friend’s house, and she loved them. I’m planning on making her a batch (but, shhhh…don’t tell her).

Now…can you make these in an oven if you don’t have a dehydrator? I would say, sure! Make sure that you put your oven on the lowest temperature, and keep the oven door open. You don’t want the bars to cook; you just want them to dehydrate. I say, do the experiment. Food is fun…don’t take it so seriously.

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RAW Pear & Apple Hemp Seed Energy Bars
 
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Lock in all the nutrients and benefit from these raw energy bars.
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Serves: 25

Ingredients
  • A dehydrator (I use an Excalibur 9-Tray Dehydrator).
  • 1 Paraflexx Dehydrator Non-Stick Sheet.
  • 2 Pears, chopped
  • 1 Apple, chopped
  • 2/3 cup buckwheat groats (soaked, sprouted, and dehydrated)
  • 4 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp all spice
  • 6 dates, pitted.
  • 2/3 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 2/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or extract

Instructions
  1. Into a Food Processor, place the dry ingredients: buckwheat groats, hemp seeds, cinnamon, all spice, salt, and vanilla powder. Pulse the dry ingredients until they are finely ground.
  2. Add the pears, apple, orange zest, dates, and half of the raw sunflower seeds. Turn the Food Processor on until the mixture is smooth. Scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.
  3. Scoop the mixture into a medium sized mixing bowl. Fold in the chopped walnuts.
  4. Scoop the mixture onto a dehydrator tray lined with a Paraflexx non-stick sheet.
  5. Using a palette knife or back of a spoon, spread the mixture into a rectangular shape. You want the mixture to be approximately 1/4 of an inch, or a little less than 1 cm, in thickness.
  6. Top the mixture with the remaining raw sunflower seeds.
  7. Place the tray in the dehydrator set to 115 degrees F for 10-11 hours. After the initial 7 hours, remove the tray, and flip the mixture onto a cutting board — making sure to carefully peel away the non-stick sheet. Cut the mixture into breakfast bar shapes (rectangles). Put the bars back on a new tray without a Paraflexx non-stick sheet. Continue to dehydrate the bars for another 3-4 hours.
  8. You will know that the bars are done, when they are no longer flexible. You want the bars to be stiff, yet chewy.
  9. Store the bars on a plate, loosely covered with a cloth. Or, stored in a paper bag. They will last up to 4-5 days. If you make a big batch, keep them in the fridge or freeze them. You can always pop them back in a dehydrator to freshen them up!

 

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4 Comments on “RAW Pear & Apple Hemp Seed Energy Bars

  1.  by  Megan

    Awesome, thanks! I have some just sprouting now so I see how small the tails can be! Delicious recipe thank you very much!!

  2.  by  Megan

    The buckwheat sprouts in the picture of all your separate ingredients don’t look like they’ve been sprouted and dehydrated.. Have they?

    •  by  admin

      Hi, Megan. Yes, the buckwheat groats are sprouted and dehydrated. The sprouted tails are so thin and wispy that they’re too small to see in the photo.

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