Though I am really digging my Rouxbe class, sometimes it is stressful
always trying to keep up and worrying about graded assignments. Last
night, I took a break and tried a new recipe that I received in an
email from the California Walnut Board. It was surprising to see
they chose a vegan recipe by Mollie Katzen to share.
Because the Carrot-Walnut-Oat Gems are low in sugar and sweetened
mostly by fruit they do actually match up with my lessons on cooking
for special diets. I'm also working on finishing up the no oil
chapter and these contain no added oil.
All in all this is a great recipe for many folks as it is: dairy
free/egg free/vegan, gluten free (if you use gf oats), low sugar, soy free and
no oil. They are super healthy, but a little high in fat due to the
With a food processor these can be mixed up and ready to bake in no
time at all. The most difficult parts of the preparation is grating
carrots and juicing a lemon. Once done, you have breakfast or snacks
for the week. These squares are easy to eat/take on the go and much
healthier than many of the energy bars you get at the store.
What are you waiting for? Go make them.