Raisin Bars

raisin bars

 

By Cathe Olson

 

These delicious bars contain no eggs or sweeteners.

1 cup whole wheat, brown rice, or barley flour

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 cup oil

1 cup walnuts, minced

1 cup raisins, minced

1 cup pitted prunes, minced

1 tablespoon grated orange or lemon peel (optional)

1/3 to 1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Oil 8-inch square baking pan. Blend flour, oats, salt, and oil with fingers until evenly mixed. Mince the nuts in food processor and add to oat mixture. Mince raisins and prunes in food processor. Add them to batter along with the orange or lemon peel and 1/3 cup water. Mix the batter with your hands or in food processor. Add remaining water as necessary to make batter hold together.

 

Press into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool, and cut into 16 squares