Sunday, June 24, 2012

Repost: nut squares - OH YUM

NUT BISCUITS








These Nut Biscuits are very easy to make with only a little pre-thought prep-work involving soaking of the ingredients and then a quick whizz of the blender using the 'S-blade' and there you have it.....





RAWLOULOU'S NUT BISCUITS
1 C of each of your chosen nuts (I used pistachio, almonds, pine, pecans and hazelnuts)
1 C dried figs (soak for a few hours)
1 C pitted dates (soak for a few hours)






You will need to soak the nuts for at least 2 hours before making this recipe although longer is preferable.

WHY SHOULD WE SOAK SEEDS AND NUTS???

Nuts and seeds naturally come coated with a layer of enzyme inhibitors that can hinder the absorption of these vital amino acids needed. This can be easily dispersed and eradicated by the simple process of soaking.

It is best to soak the nuts and seeds needed for a recipe for at least 2 hours prior to usage in order to release the enzyme inhibitors. By doing so, the nuts and seeds will be easily absorbed, digested and circulated around the body where needed.


Nuts and seeds are crucial for the body to maintain it’s optimum health levels due to their vitamins and minerals and essential fatty acids, omega 3 and 6.





Once the nuts have been soaked, rinsed and drained well, add them to a blender and blitz them until they are to the consistency you desire. Add them to a large mixing bowl.....





....Then add the soaked/drained dried figs and dates to the blender (again using the 's-blade') and blitz until a gooey sticky paste has been formed. Add this paste to the nuts in the bowl and mix up together....





....... simply flatten out the mixture onto a baking tray layered with a stretch of parchment paper and leave in the freezer to harden.......





..... After a few hours, you can take this biscuit mix out of the freezer and slice up as shown above....





..... These can be wrapped individually and kept in the freezer until needed. They are great for 'on-the-run' breakfasts or snack treats (the healthy way).

3 comments:

  1. I think I might actually try these! Thanks for the recipe!

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