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November 8, 2015
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Helathy, sugar free, vegan pumpkin spice crumb bars bade with oats and roasted hazelnuts. Perfect autumn breakfast or treat.

Sunde, sukkerfrie, veganske krydrede græskar barer med havregryn og ristede hasselnødder.

Helathy, sugar free, vegan pumpkin spice crumb bars bade with oats and roasted hazelnuts. Perfect autumn breakfast or treat.

I am rather late to the pumpkin game this year, but I had to make a new pumpkin recipe before autumn ends and Christmas takes over with full blast. Talking about Christmas, am I the only one who’s SO ready for the best holiday of the year? It’s just around the corner and I can’t wait. My piano teacher even gave me two new Christmas songs yesterday to practise on for next Wednesday, so I am dancing around humming “Happy Christmas, War is Over”.

Jeg er lidt sen til at komme med græskar opskrifter i år, men jeg blev simpelthen nødt til at poste en enkelt før hele internettet braser sammen under vægten af juleopskrifter. Er jeg for resten den eneste, er er SÅ klar til jul? Det er lige om lidt. Bare for at understrege hvor snart det egentlig er, gav min klaverlærer mig to julesange i går. Så jeg render allerede rundt og nynner “Happy Christmas, War is Over”. Don’t judge.

Helathy, sugar free, vegan pumpkin spice crumb bars bade with oats and roasted hazelnuts. Perfect autumn breakfast or treat. Helathy, sugar free, vegan pumpkin spice crumb bars bade with oats and roasted hazelnuts. Perfect autumn breakfast or treat.

Anyway, back to the bars. I could eat pumpkin all year round and I am so happy it’s perfectly acceptable for Christmas too. And these bars are even acceptable to eat all day round. In fact they are perfect as breakfast. The base is made with the wonderful, wonderful thing we call oats. I added in some roasted hazelnuts which not only give the bars an roasted amazing flavour but also adds some lovely dietary fibre and a lot of vitamins. They are bound together with the amazing chia seeds and applesauce and the sukrin gold or coconut sugar adds a lovely nutty flavour. Complete with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger these bars are just perfect for an autumn breakfast or treat served with a big cup pot of tea or hot chocolate.

Tilbage til barerne. Det er næsten en skam, græskar hører til efteråret, for jeg kunne spise det hele året. Disse barer holder ikke blot hele året, men også hele døgnet rundt. Så sunde er de nemlig. Måske er de endda allerbedst til morgenmad. Dejen er nemlig lavet hovedsageligt af havregryn og så lidt ristede hasselnødder, der giver en skøn smag og tilføjer lidt sundt fedt og en masse gode fibre. De bindes sammen af chia frø og æblemos og er sødet med sukrin gold eller sukker, som skaber en lækker nøddeagtig smag. Fyldet er fyldt med skønne krydderier som kanel, ingefær og muskatnød og til sammen giver det den lækreste morgenmad eller sød snack serveret med en kop kande te eller varm kakao.

Helathy, sugar free, vegan pumpkin spice crumb bars bade with oats and roasted hazelnuts. Perfect autumn breakfast or treat. Helathy, sugar free, vegan pumpkin spice crumb bars bade with oats and roasted hazelnuts. Perfect autumn breakfast or treat. Helathy, sugar free, vegan pumpkin spice crumb bars bade with oats and roasted hazelnuts. Perfect autumn breakfast or treat.

The crust in these bars a sweetened with sukrin (read my opinion on sukrin here), but you can easily swap any other erythritol or coconut sugar. The filling gets it’s sweetness from dates.

Barerne er sødet med sukrin (læs min mening om sukrin her) – men du kan sagtens erstatte det med kokossukker eller muskovadosukker. Fyldet får dets sødme fra de altid skønne dadler.

 

Pumpkin Crumb Bars with Roasted Hazelnuts and Oats

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 cup (110 g.) hazelnuts
  • 2 cups (150 g.) oats
  • ½ cup Sukrin gold or coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) buckwheat flour
  • ½ tsp. coarse salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) cold coconut oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. apple sauce
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup (or more Sukrin gold)
  • FILLING
  • 1 cup (230 g.) pumpkin purée
  • 1/3 cup soft dates (approx 4 medjool dates)
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ginger
  • ½ tsp. cardamom
  • Dash nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Mix the chia seeds and the water and let it sit for 10-15 minutes until it turns into a gel.
  2. Preheat oven to 200° C / 390°F. Place the hazelnuts on a baking sheet with baking paper and put them in the oven while it heats until they are roasted. Time depends on, which oven you have, so look closely. The nuts are done when they smell nice and have turned slightly golden brown.
  3. Place roasted nuts, oats, sukrin gold (or coconut sugar), buckwheat flour, salt and cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse three times or so - just to mix it. Add in the cold coconut oil and applesauce and pulse to combine. Add in the maple syrup if needed – or a bit more apple sauce.
  4. Press 2/3 of the dough into a pan and leave the rest in a bowl.
  5. Wipe clan the food processor (no need for washing) and blend all the ingredients for the filing until completely smooth. Pour out into the filling in the pan.
  6. Sprinkle on the rest of the filling and bake for approx. 20 minutes – or until the crumble is nice and brown.
  7. Cut into squares and serve right away or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days – they make a great breakfast or evening snack.
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