I’m thinking of putting up a sign at the end of the driveway, “Taste testers wanted in exchange for ingredients.” I assume my husband wouldn’t be in agreement with this idea. He’s more likely to add,” Bug Off – Get Your Own!”
Oh, well.. He will have to take whatever is left in the cupboard. It was this recipe or nothing. I need to talk to Blue Cross or someone like that. After all, food is medicine… and I like this kind of prescription 🙂
Maple Date Squares
Yield: 16 squares or 8-inch pan
Cook: 20 minutes
1 cup chopped dates
2 tbsp. maple syrup
¼ tsp. vanilla (optional)
½ cup water
¼ cup softened coconut oil
3 tbsp. coconut sugar
1/3 cup ground oats (I grind GF rolled oats in my Magic Bullet)
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
2 tbsp. sunflower seeds
¼ tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup sorghum flour
1/3 cup almond meal (I grind whole almonds using my Magic Bullet)
Pinch of sea salt
Filling: Place dates, maple syrup, vanilla (if using) and water in saucepan. Let simmer until thick on low-medium heat, stirring constantly. Cool.
Crumb Mixture: Mix all of these ingredients together until crumbly, using fingertips if necessary. Pat about 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. of mixture into lightly greased 8-inch baking pan. Press down firmly.
Spread with filling. Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture on top, pressing down gently.
Bake at 375 F for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares when cool.
- Coconut sugar (or coconut crystals) is produced from the sap of the flower buds of the coconut tree. It is low glycemic and is a great substitute for refined white or brown sugar. It has a caramel-like taste and is full of nutrients.
- These squares freeze well.
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