Strawberry Almond Bars

Yum! Re-doing the homemade clif bars we did a while back to see what we can do without grains, and here’s a GAPS/SCD friendly granola-ish bar.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups soaked, dehydrated almonds  
  • 1 cup frozen organic strawberries
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Cream Concentrate from Tropical Traditions- optional, I think, or replace with some coconut oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch of sea salt

Ran through the food processor with the metal blade, then pulsed for a little bit until it was nice and blended.  The food processor didn’t have a problem with the frozen berries. I used frozen just because that’s what I had on hand.

Spread into a 8×8 Pyrex that I had greased with palm oil, baked at 250 degrees for 30 minutes, cut into bars (squares), returned to the oven at 250 for another 30 minutes, carefully removed with a spatula and allowed to cool upside down.  They really were goopy when I took them out of the pan, but stayed together well once cool.

No preservatives, so keep in the fridge.  We loved them! Got to soak and dehydrate some more almonds so I can do some more.  With the weather warming up, it’s nice to be able to grab something to eat while enjoying the sunshine.

More:
A Clif-type bar with oats
Another snack- Lazy Stovetop Popcorn
and Dried Fruit is great on the run as well

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Comments

  1. These were so easy and yummy!!

  2. These look good.:) I guess you could dehydrate them too, and have more available enzymes? Is creamed coconut that comes in hard bars the same as the coconut cream concentrate? And can you measure the almonds after they’re soaked and dehydrated instead of before(probably not much difference)? Thanks in advance for your answers.

  3. I usually use almond meal for baking. Can that be used for these bars in place of the soaked/dehydrated almonds? (Which I assume becomes almond flour after being put through the food processor?)

  4. If you soak and dehydrate almonds ….and then cook them does it kill the enzymes?

  5. This looks so good! This will be the first recipe I try!

  6. Laura McKenzie says:

    My 6 year old son is being tested for Aspergers and I am changing up his diet to help. He loves strawberries, so I think I will give this one a go. Thank you.

  7. Wonderful! I made these without strawberries, but used cacao nibs – about 1/2 cup. And I didn’t bake them. I was going to dehydrate them awhile, but decided against it. They had the consistency of the Larabars without it, but being raw didn’t lose their enzymes. I just shaped them into 3″ bars about an inch wide and the recipe made 20 bars. They were delicious and very filling. With only the fructose in the raisins and 3 Tb of honey, they were sweet enough. Hubby, kids and grandkids all pronounced them a success. Thanks so much. Can’t wait to try them again with other flavors…right after I make another couple of batches of almond milk to get some more almond pulp.

  8. why do nuts have to be soaked and dehydrated? why can’t they just be roasted dry? if I can’t do that step, is it a big problem?

  9. I made these years ago when you posted this. I had lost the recipe and couldnt remember where I had found it. Then I see some other”clif” bars on pinterest. They didnt work out. So happy I found this again. They are so easy to make and taste great and are so filling. Thank you!

  10. ( : David'sKate : ) says:

    These are very delicious and very easy! I have a hard time not eating too much before I bake them! Only warning, it’s easy to eat a lot because everything is SO tasty and the almonds are ground up, but try to keep in mind how many almonds you would eat as a snack by themselves, and try to not overdo that! But these are a wonderful and very tasty snack! Travels well. They would probably taste great frozen as a cold summer snack!

  11. I’m new to this. What do you mean soak and dehydrate? Soak how long? dehydrate ditto.

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