This is what my summer has come to. Too lazy to turn the oven on, mixing together the first things I see in order to create something new. I once bought a bag of kamut puffs, and they really are tasteless puffs of nothing, as I did read in reviews online (I didn’t believe that and bought a huge bag anyways.) They’ve been sitting in my cupboard for three YEARS, but they don’t spoil. I had to get rid of them, but nobody in my family was about to eat them, I wasn’t going to throw them out, and I wasn’t going to eat them plain.
Have you tasted an unsweetened cheerio? It tastes like that, but no crunchiness and as far from Froot Loops as you can get. But when you add these kamut puffs into a recipe like today’s, you can’t stop stuffing them into your already full mouth. If you don’t have them, or haven’t even heard of them-use Chex, Cheerios, or any other cereal you prefer. My pictures are really un-photogenic today, and I apologize-the bars came out looking more like lumps. I didn’t add enough coconut oil or almond butter, so in the recipe below I’ve increased them by one to two tablespoons more than what I used. They *should* be very sticky and not fall apart at all, and if they do, add more melted almond butter or oil, mix, and put it back in the freezer.
-2 teaspoons + 1/3 cup almond butter (can use any nut butter)
-1/2 cup regular coconut oil (not virgin or extra virgin)
-2/3 cup+1 cup cereal (I used kamut puffs. Cheerios or Chex would be good here.)
-2 teaspoons + 1/3 cup brown rice syrup (or honey)
-1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
-pinch of salt
-2 tablespoons poppy seeds, flax seeds, or chia seeds (I used poppy seeds)
Melt the coconut oil, almond butter, and brown rice syrup. In another bowl, add the poppy seeds and cereal and mix. When the coconut oil mixture is all melted (no clumps of oil remain), mix in the salt and vanilla. Pour it over the cereal and poppy seeds in the other bowl. Mix to combine everything, then press down very firmly into a pan, and put in the freezer. After half an hour, take it out and cut into bars. Keep frozen.
Makes: 16 squares
Nutrition Facts (per one square):
Fat: 10.5 g
Carbs: 8.9 g
Sodium: 0.6 mg
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fiber: 1.1 g
Sugar: 2.4 g
Protein: 1.7 g