With my trail running miles increasing during my 50K training, I’ve needed extra fueling to support the training. I try to avoid mindless snacking, and instead choose foods that help support recovery and training. Fresh fruits and nuts are my go to snack. But wanting a little variety, I came up with an Apple Oatmeal Cashew Bar. It’s very filling, so it satisfies my hunger and my nutrition needs!
Apple Oatmeal Cashew Bars are simple to make in a food processor. They contains cashews, dates, cinnamon, dried apples, raisins, and oatmeal. It only takes a few minutes to whip up, and then you will have delicious Apple Oatmeal Cashew Bars to enjoy! Store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh!
Note: My store did not carry dried apples, and instead of traveling further to the bulk foods store, I dehydrated peeled, sliced apples for four hours in my Nesco Dehydrator.
- 1 Cup of raw cashews
- 1 Cup of water
- 1/4 Cup of pitted dates
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 Cup dried apples, chopped
- 2 Tbs raisins, chopped
- 1/2 Cup oatmeal
- In a bowl, combine the cashews and water. Let soak for one hour, then drain the water off.
- Line a 9" loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Place the cashews, dates, and cinnamon in a food processor. Process until very fine, it will become the consistency of a thick nut butter.
- Add the apples, raisins, and oatmeal and pulse until thoroughly combined.
- Press the mixture into the bottom of the lined loaf pan.
- Chill for 20 minutes, then turn out onto a cutting board and cut into bars or squares.
- Store bars in a covered container in the refrigerator.