Walnut Fig Carob Bites

Ingredients:walnut fig carob bite

  • 15 dried figs, remove stems
  • 2 cups walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons of carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of milled chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of dark tahini
  • Juice of half a lemon

Large sheet of cling-film

Directions:

  1. Blitz the walnuts in a food processor using an S-blade to form a fine meal.
    OR if you prefer a more textured bite, do not pre-blend walnuts.
  2. Add the figs to walnuts with the remaining ingredients and pulse until the mixture forms a thick paste.
  3. Tear off a large sheet of cling-film and turn the mixture onto the cling-film, form into a long log and seal.
  4. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.
  5. When set or ready to serve, cut into small squares or slices. Dust with raw cocoa.
    Or roll into balls and coat with dried coconut, sesame seeds or raw cacao powder.

A high energy bite for the lunchbox or road trips

Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and rich in Vitamin E. They are also packed with B vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. Walnuts are also rich in minerals such as manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.¹

Dried figs are an excellent source of Vitamins A, E, and K and contain good levels of B Vitamins such as niacin, pyridoxine, folates, and pantothenic acid. They are an excellent source of minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, manganese, iron, selenium and zinc.²

References:

(1) Walnuts nutrition facts. Online article. Available at: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/walnuts.html (accessed 04 July 2016)

(2) Fig fruit nutrition facts. Online article. Available at: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/fig-fruit.html (accessed 04 July 2016)

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