Birdie Bars (Gluten-Free, Low-Carb)

Birdy Bars

This is a diabetic-friendly, gluten-free snack that is transportable. Keeping a healthy snack at home all the time is one of the best strategy to avoid reaching unhealthy foods when you get hungry.

Please feel free to use a combination of any nuts and seeds you like. For a liquid sweetener, I used coconut palm syrup, but you could also use other low-GI sweeteners, such as Jerusalem artichoke syrup or yacon syrup. Other higher-GI liquid sweeteners include honey, maple syrup, and brown rice syrup.

Birdy Bars

Birdy Bars

Ingredients:

1 cup raw white sesame seeds
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup raw almonds, chopped
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
1/2  cup nut or seed butter
1/3 cup liquid sweetener (I used coconut palm syrup)
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a frying pan and toast them until the sesame seeds and coconut flakes turn light brown, stirring constantly.
  2. In a small saucepan, place nut/seed butter and liquid sweetener on medium heat until it can be easily poured. Pour over the nut/seed mixture.
  3. Add the last 3 ingredients and mix well.
  4. Press the mixture into an 8 x 8 square pan and cool at room temperature.
  5. Infuse love and cut into the size you prefer. Store in a sealed container.

Servings: 9 – 16 (depending on the individual size)

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