Friday, August 19, 2016

Bean Bars

Summer is finally here, the days are hot and the nights a bit cooler. The plants in the garden are very happy. The pole beans and bush beans are producing very well and this morning I decided to bake something up with some green beans. Bean Square/Bars.
....a great way to get some more vegetables into your family's diet.
Full of aromatic spices like cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg....with a bit of applesauce thrown in. Delicious and nutritious; a great snack to pack to the beach or for lunch at work.  Bake some up for your family or friends  this weekend.

 Bean Bars

The ingredients you will need.

The dry ingredients are ready to be whisked together.

The green beans, applesauce, egg and oil are to be blended in the food processor.

Raisins and walnuts are ready to be folded into the batter.

A pan of Bean Bars dusted with powdered sugar.

A glass of iced tea or coffee would complete this afternoon snack.


1 cup flour
1/3 cup dry skim milk powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups cooked green beans (yellow would work too)
1 egg
1/2 cup sunflower oil or coconut butter
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup walnuts chopped ( or nuts of choice)
1/2 cup raisins or currants
2 Tbsp. icing sugar, for dusting
In a large bowl combine, flour, milk powder, sugar, baking soda , cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt.
In a blender or food processor combine, green beans, egg, oil and applesauce.
Process until smooth. Add to flour mixture stirring until combined. Fold in nuts and currants.
Scrape out into a greased 11x7 inch baking pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and dust with icing sugar. Cut into bars and enjoy.

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