Hey, everyone! I have no excuses for not uploading any posts since such a long time. So, moving ahead, I’ll just cut to the chase. 😬
I recently made no-bake chocolate-almond granola bites, free of refined sugar. The sources of sweetness in the recipe are organic honey aaaaand dates. I’ve attached the link to the original recipe of the granola bars below:
As you must’ve noticed, this recipe makes use of brown sugar. What I did was that I replaced the brown sugar with the same quantity of date purée. Please note that I did not add any water to the purée as it makes the dates lose their stickiness (trust me, I tried it before, and the end result was not that great). So, you make the date purée by blitzing dates in a food processor/mixer and use the same quantity as that of sugar (in the case, 90g/3 oz.) in the mix. Vanilla essence is optional, but if you don’t like the taste of dates, then vanilla essence is the way to go to mask the extremely mild flavour of dates which may be present in the final product.
Another change I made was that I used 1/2 oz. less honey than what is mentioned in the recipe to reduce the sweetness. The recipe attached above yields around 400g of granola bars/bites. So, if you were to double the ingredients (as I did), you would put in 1 oz. less honey than what the recipe would ask (that is, 4 oz. honey, instead of 5 oz.). Also, I replaced the chocolate chips with almonds (40g almonds to make 400g granola bars/bites) to make it healthier. Once the granola was set, I cut it into bite-sized pieces, and voilà! Granola bites.
I tried my best to take decent photos. I hope I was successful in taking somewhat decent photos. 😂
Anyways, that’s it for now. Bye-bye, and take care, all you lovely readers! 🙂