Ok. So they were warm and smelling delicious and some little tinker decided to nick one before I got a photo… My need for order isn’t to happy about it !! But I can’t blame them, they are rather tempting.
I love making big batches of of some protein based bars in the freezer. They’re excellent to throw in your bag and you have something good to snack on later.. these are loaded with Oats and Beans and Chia so it’s all of the yummy minus the guilt.. phew. You all know my undying love for all things Carob, I bet you didn’t know something so delicious could be good for your tummy too!
2 tbs Chia
2 1/2 Cups oats (or oat flour)
3/4 Cup Carob Powder
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 Carton Black Beans drained
1/3 Cup Oil (I used avacado )
1/3 Cup Maple syrup
1/2 Cup Milk (I used Almond )
1/2 Cup Dried Tart Cherries.
Pop the oven on 350°. Soak the Chia seeds in 1/2 cup Water while you get everything ready.
Chuck the oats in a food processor and blitz to a rough powder. Empty into a large mixing bowl, and add the Carob, Baking powder and Soda. Give this dry mix a whisk so it’s all combined.
Then reattach your processor and put in the Black beans , Oil , Maple and Almond Milk in a blitz till smooth. Pour this into your Oat mixture. Pour your Chia mix in now too. Stir to combine and then add in your cherries. The dough should be nice and sticky and should be able to be formed in to little rounds. If it’s a little dry add more Almond milk.
Line a baking sheet. I used a sil pat.
Pick large even handfuls out and shape them into the same size. Mine made 12 medium -ish ones.
Pop these in the oven for 15 minutes or a little longer if you made them bigger. They should set up quite firm.
These go great with a big glass of Almond milk!