Friday, February 20, 2009

Sesame Flax Bars

I love the idea of quick nutrition with good food. Real food. And a food that can hold up for awhile knocking around in my purse while out and about helps. Bananas, for instance, don't pass the purse test.

Enter the power bar. Thanks to our friend Phoenix's vision, we've been making quite a few power bars in our house as of late. I came up with this recipe as a variation on a theme.

Sesame Flax Bar (in homage to the delicious Bumble Bar)
1 cup flax seed
2 cups sesame seeds
1 cup raw peanuts
1/2 cup agave nectar
1 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Soak flax seeds in 1 1/2 cups of water for 4-6 hours. After soaking flax seed, add sesame seeds, raw peanuts, agave nectar, cinnamon and salt. Stir well.
2. Spread out on non stick sheets til about 1/4 inch thick. Place in dehydrator at 135 degrees for 6-8 hours or until dry, flipping the large bar halfway through or when dry to touch.
3. Cut into bars. Store in airtight container.

The pictured batch of bars were made using a GooD4U dehydrator. I'd love to make a solar dehydrator.


  1. Good on ya! I was wondering when I'd see a dehydrator post. Them bumble bars sound good.


  2. Thanks again, Phoenix. The bars are delicious. Maybe I'll mail some to you. The boys love them! I've also got apples and bananas dehydrating.

  3. Those sound fantastic! I've been looking for a good snack bar recipe for a long time.

    Thanks too for the shout re: the solar dehydrator. The thing is, I can't use it today -- or tomorrow, looks like. I'm at the mercy of the weather--& so jealous of your countertop model.

    But realistically, we have no shortage of sunny days here in LA, so as soon as I get one, I'm going to try this recipe. In the meanwhile, I guess I'll go enjoy the rain!

  4. Any suggestions for those who do not have a dehydrator? I would love to try this.

  5. Try using your oven at a very low temperature (maybe even the "warm" setting). I have heard of people using low temps with their ovens and cracking the door. I also heard of using your car as a solar dehydrator. I think at The Tangled Nest.


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