Fruit & date squares

My fruit & date square recipe is so full of healthy long burning energy ingredients that I often eat it as a breakfast with a dash of almond milk in a bowl, or as a quick lunch when I’m too busy for a sit down lunch!

fruit & date square recipe:

 

filling:
2 c water
2 c dates (chopped)
2 c apples (unpeeled, chopped)
1 c saskatoon berries (can sub with blueberries or the like)
½ tsp cinnamon
1 T black strap molasses (optional-I add this because I am low in iron)

 

Let the above ingredients simmer in the water, stirring occasionally as it begins to thicken.
By the time your crumble is ready, your filling should also be ready.

melt together:
3/4c butter
1/2c unpasteurized honey (unpasteurized has more health benefits!)

crumble:
3c flaked grain ( I use a mix of home flaked grain made with my Schnitzer “hand flaker”.
1 1/2c home milled mixed grain flour
1 T psyllium husk
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp allspice
½ tsp clove
dash Himalayan salt
1 T water

Mix crumble with melted butter.

Press 1/3 of the crumble into a lightly greased 9” x 9” casserole dish
Spread the date mash evenly onto the crumble.
Sprinkle the remaining crumble evenly on
top of the date mash and press down lightly and evenly.

Bake 35 minutes at 325 f

 

read more about:

flaking your own grain-
http://ponderosacountrylife.com/flaking-whole-grains/

Schnitzer flakers-
http://biosupply.com/product-category/flakers/

health benefits and differences between raw & pasteurized honey-
https://www.mybeeline.co/en/p/raw-honey-vs-regular-honey-difference
https://permaculturenews.org/2014/02/08/shocking-differences-raw-honey-processed-golden-honey-found-grocery-retailers/
http://www.mybeeline.co/en/p/how-to-check-the-purity-of-honey-at-home

health benefits of black strap molasses-
https://www.livestrong.com/article/449516-iron-deficiency-and-blackstrap-molasses/

about psyllium husk-
http://ponderosacountrylife.com/tag/psyllium-husk-for-baking/

 

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