Nutty Lucuma Bars

I have a tradition with my 8-year old daughter. Every thursday afternoon I pick her up from school and we walk to the local Source bulk-foods shop to sample some interesting snacks. Last week we were given this lovely recipe to try so I thought I’d share it with you as it got the thumbs up from both my kids.

It makes for a delicious and nourishing snack. The use of skin-on almonds will help feed beneficial bifidobacteria and the added lucuma powder adds a wealth of microminerals.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups nuts (I used almonds)
  • 1/4 cup LSA
  • 1/4 cup lucuma powder
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch Himalayan salt

Method

  • Step 1: Blend the nuts in a food processor (or you could use almond meal) until they become a rough meal.
  • Step 2: Put the ground nuts, LSA, lucuma, cinnamo and salt in a bowl and mix.
  • Step 3: In a saucepan, melt the coconut oil, maple syrup and almond butter.
  • Step 4: Add the wet to dry ingredients and combine well. Pour the mixture in a shallow loaf pan lined with baking paper, press down and refrigerate for a couple of hours or until set.
  • Step 5: Cut into bars or squares.