Here’s a creative way to get a few of your simanim in while staying on plan this Rosh Hashanah

Ingredients: 

1 cup of oats

1 cup of pitted dates

½ cup dried apples, chopped 

1 tablespoon honey 

 

Instructions: 

  1. Soak the dates in room temperature water for at least 10 minutes, ideally longer.
  2. Line a baking tray with some baking parchment that is twice it’s length so that half rolls off one end.
  3. Put your oats and other ingredients in a large bowl.
  4. Drain and wash the dates and put in a food processor. Blend until they have turned into a sticky paste. This can take up to 10 minutes and you should stop to scrape the mix off the sides and also give the blades a little rest. Persevere here – it will blend! If it needs a little help add 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil. 
  5. Once blended, add to the oat mix. Use a spoon and a bit of elbow grease to mix all the ingredients together. Add the honey to help it blend.
  6. Once loosely blended, turn it out onto the baking tray and flatten slightly. Fold the other half of the parchment over the mixture and flatten with your hands. Use a rolling pin to flatten it out completely into a square or rectangle, using your hands to mold and straighten the edges. Roll out until it’s about 1/2 an inch thick.
  7. Put in the fridge for at least two hours to allow to set. Once set, use a knife to cut into bars – no baking needed! 

Makes 8 bars. Count each bar as a snack. Enjoy! 

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