prune, coconut and cinnamon bars
1 cup (170g) prunes, pitted
8 fresh dates (120g), pitted
¼ cup (25g) LSA
¼ cup (25g) pea protein powder+
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons tahini
1½ cups (115g) shredded coconut
1 cup (150g) toasted cashews, chopped
½ cup (80g) sunflower seeds
¼ cup (40g) toasted sesame seeds
2 tablespoons white chia seeds
Place the prunes, dates, LSA, protein powder, cinnamon, tahini and 1 cup (75g) of the coconut in a food processor and process for 2 minutes or until the mixture comes together. Transfer to a large bowl, add the cashews, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and chia seeds and mix well to combine (the mixture will be quite firm). Press the mixture into a lightly greased 20cm square tin lined with non-stick baking paper. Top with the remaining coconut, pressing to secure. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm. Cut into bars to serve.
+ Pea protein powder is a gluten- and dairy-free source of protein and amino acids. It’s available from health food stores.