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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Super Food Saturday- Lemon Coconut Breakfast Bars
Lemon Coconut Breakfast Bars
Lemon Coconut Breakfast Bars
This recipe is based on a recipe from “Super food
Kitchen.” I’ve always liked breakfast
bars. They are easy to grab to take to work. I eat breakfast at my desk pretty
much every day. The problem with most commercial breakfast bars is they are
loaded with sugar.
So when I saw this recipe I wanted to try it. These bars are
great. They have a nice firm consistency, but are still moist and have a fresh
lemon flavor. For a less intense flavor
substitute one tablespoon of the lemon juice with water.
* I created the oat flour by grinding old fashioned rolled
oats in a blender to make flour.
Super foods featured: chia seeds, dates, oat flour
3 tablespoons chia seeds
2 cups oat flour*
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups shredded coconut
Zest of one lemon
Juice of one lemon (6 tablespoons)
4 tablespoons applesauce
4 tablespoons coconut oil
½ cup honey
1 cup finely chopped dates
Prepare a 10 x 6 inch glass pan by coating with coconut oil.
Pre-heat the oven to 300F.
Combine the chia seeds and lemon juice in a small bowl. Let
them sit for 20 minutes so the seeds expand.
While waiting for the chia mixture, combine the oat flour,
baking powder, lemon zest, dates and 1 cup of the coconut in a medium
bowl. Mix well. In another bowl combine the apple sauce,
coconut oil and honey. Combine chia
mixture with other wet ingredients. Pour over dry ingredients and mix well.
Press into prepared pan. Flatten using
your hands. Add remaining coconut to surface of bars. Press firmly into mixture.
Bake for 35- 40 minutes or until the coconut on top is
Remove and cool. Cut
into bars when still a bit warm. Makes about 12 bars.
These were really good with lemon tea. They would also make a good pre or post workout bar.
& Manager Team CMT
a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a two time participant of the
Boston Marathon. She was the 2012
National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division. In 2013 she qualified as a
member of the Team USA Duathlon Team. She will compete in 2014 at the Age Group
World Duathlon Sprint Championship in Pontevedre Spain.
the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a
CMT affected athlete.
is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure
for CMT. We have 145 members in 29 states. We also have members in Australia, Canada,
Vietnam, Turkey, Finland
If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com
Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It
affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS). It is a disease of the
nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of
normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.
include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor
balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual
foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.
tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold
hands and feet.
symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing