ST. LOUIS — Local dietitians Ellen Gipson and Laura Morton recently published a cookbook focused on baby food. The two of them stopped by Show Me St. Louis and shared a recipe from the book.
Whole Food Oatmeal Cookie Bars
An alternative to packaged snack bars using simple, whole food ingredients.
2 cups walnuts
1 1/2 cups pitted dates
1/2 cup oats
1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus more if needed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1. Line and 8-by-8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
2. In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Pulse until a crumbly paste or ball forms. Test to see if mixture sticks together when squeezed.
3. Press mixture into pan and refrigerate until firm.
4. Slice into bites or bars.
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