Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bummer Bars

We made these Bummer Bars from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cook book, which are more like a granola bar than a dessert, even though the recipe is featured in her ‘sweets’ section of the book. But either way, they are good! I modified the recipe a little, mostly because I didn’t have some of her ingredients like quinoa flakes and dried apricots, but I’ve written the recipe as is from her book and then put my substitutions in parenthesis, so feel free to experiment :).

2016-04-12 15.07.26

Start out by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×11 inch dish with parchment paper, or you can use a lined, 12 cup muffin tin. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and pour the mixture into the pan or divide among muffin cups.

2016-04-12 13.56.35

Pack the mixture down with a rubber spatula (or hands). Bake for about 30 minutes, or until bars have firmed up and are golden brown (check after 25). Let cool before removing from the pan, using parchment paper to lift out of the pan, and cut into rectangles.

2016-04-12 13.59.47

2016-04-12 14.49.15

You can eat these right away or store them in an airtight container and enjoy all week :).

2016-04-12 15.08.29

 2016-04-12 15.09.22

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Bummer Bars– Vegan, GF; lightly adapted from her book, It’s All Good
*makes about 12 bars, or more, depending on how you cut them

1 1/2 c quinoa flakes (I used oats that I pulsed in a blender until they were chopped up into much smaller flakes)
1/4 c ground flaxseeds
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1/4 c pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp brown rice syrup
1/2 c chopped prunes or apricots (I chopped up dates and they were great!)
1/2 c chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×11 inch dish with parchment paper (or you can use a lined, 12 cup muffin tin). Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl and pour the mixture into the pan or divide among muffin cups. Pack the mixture down with a rubber spatula (or hands). Bake for about 30 minutes, or until bars have firmed up and are golden brown (check after 25). Let cool before removing from the pan, using parchment paper to lift out of the pan, and cut into rectangles. Serve right away or store in an airtight container.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Snacks/Sides/Appetizers, vegan

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s