Strawberry Oat Bars with Whipped Cashew Cream

Recipe by Rona Corlin from Whole Foods Market in Yonkers




Strawberry Oat Bars by Rona Corlin

Ronna Corlin from Whole Foods Market in Yonkers offers her recipe for a nutritious, delicious fruit and grain bar that could serve as a healthy dessert or an indulgent (but non-guilt-inducing) breakfast! Be sure to make and chill the cashew cream ahead of time.

Strawberry Oat Bars
1½ c pitted Medjool dates
¼ c raw macadamia nuts
2 T old-fashioned oats
pinch of Himalayan salt
1 c strawberries, hulled and sliced thin

1. Pulse the dates, nuts, oats and salt in a processor or Vitamix until combined.
2. Press the date mixture into a 9 x 5 in. loaf pan or onto a serving platter.
3. Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of date mixture; top with remaining berry slices. Chill well.
4. Cut into squares or serve and slice at the table.

Whipped Cashew Cream
2½ c cashews, soaked overnight and drained.
1 T light clover honey
½ c filtered water
½ t vanilla
1 t lime juice
pinch of Himalayan salt

Blend on high speed and chill.
Optional: To make chocolate cashew cream, blend in melted 70% cocoa chocolate.

Ronna Corlin is a healthy eating specialist at Whole Foods Market, Westchester Ridge Hill, One Ridge Hill Blvd., Yonkers, NY. Contact the store at 914.378.8090.

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