Nutty Lucuma Bars

Nutty Lucuma Bars 5

I have become obsessed with no-bake bars and squares.

They’re easy. They’re delish. And this recipe is so healthy it’s practically a salad. Here’s why:

  • Walnuts are packed with omega-3s, protein and fibre
  • Flaxseeds contain unique plant fibres called lignans that offer antioxidant protection; flax also has a mucilaginous quality, lending a soothing hand to the digestive tract
  • Lucuma powder is rich in beta carotene, iron and vitamin B3 for great circulation
  • Coconut oil supports digestion, immunity, weight loss, blood sugar balance and our skin
  • Sunbutter is a great source of the antioxidants Vitamin E and selenium, as well as magnesium, nature’s relaxant mineral
  • Maple syrup has a broad spectrum of minerals like iron, potassium and zinc
  • Cinnamon has anti-inflammatory compounds and helps to balance blood sugar

See what I mean?

They have a soft, fudgy-like texture and taste like caramel, yet you’ll ooze nutritional goodness if you eat one along with your afternoon tea. Or two. (I’m pretty sure you’ll want another.)

5.0 from 2 reviews

Nutty Lucuma Bars
 
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gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan, sugar-free
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Recipe type: Snack or Dessert
Serves: 10 to 12
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup nuts or seeds (I used 1 cup walnuts, ¼ cup cashews)
  • ¼ cup ground flaxseed
  • ¼ cup lucuma powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup nut butter (I used sunbutter)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Blend your nuts or seeds in a food processor, spice grinder or high speed blender until they become a rough meal. Dump the ground nuts into a bowl and add the flaxseed, lucuma, cinnamon and salt.
  2. In a small pot, gently melt the coconut oil, nut butter and maple syrup. Stir the melted mixture into the nut mixture and stir well.
  3. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour the batter into the pan and spread it evenly.
  4. Refrigerate for at least an hour, then cut into bars or squares.

 

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7 Responses to Nutty Lucuma Bars

  1. Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite March 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    These look amazing! Could I substitute the Lucuma powder for something else? I don’t have any of that on hand, but I have all of the other ingredients.

    • Sondi March 11, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

      If you want to maintain the caramel-like flavour, you could sub coconut sugar in there. Alternatively, you could add in cocoa powder to make them chocolate-y, or just leave a dry sweetener/powder out entirely and add in additional nuts, seeds or coconut. I don’t know if the consistency would be the same, but they’d still be delish!

  2. Allison @ Clean Wellness March 18, 2014 at 5:17 am #

    I need to pick up some lucuma! I’ve never tried it, but I’ve been hearing so much about it lately. These bars look incredible.

  3. Tanya April 1, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    Just wanted to say made these for first time a couple of weeks ago and have made them regularly since! They are probably my favorite bar ever! So incredible… Thanks!!!

    • Sondi April 1, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

      Hey Tanya, Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed them.

  4. Kat April 3, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    Made these with walnuts, almonds, cashews, sunflower seed & sunbutter and I must say I’ve never tasted a better healthy bar. Definitely making these again soon!

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