Who needs granola bars when you have these delicious goodies in the house?


Prep time: 10 minutes

Soaking Time: a few hours

Cooking time: 0 minutes

Yields: 10 people


6 dates
1/2 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup almonds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup apple juice
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
3/4 cup poppy seeds


  1. Soak dates with oats in water for a few hours, then drain excess water.
  2. Add dates, oats, almonds, sesame seeds, juice and syrup to a blender. Blend until chunks become very small, but are still visible.
  3. Form little balls with mixture.
  4. Roll in poppy seeds.


  • Try squeezing lemon or ginger juice for added zing!

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