Fruit and Mixed Nut Clusters

I’m heading away for a few work trips this month, so I’m preparing some healthier food items to bring with me. Our dining options will be slim but with some homemade items I can make sure to have balanced meals/snacks.

This recipe is adapted from another recipe of mine to include some dried fruit and a chocolate drizzle. You can switch out the nuts and fruit to your own preference.

This recipe is quick to prep and only requires 1 bowl and 15 minutes cooking time.


INGREDIENTS
– 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
– 1/2 cup unsalted pecans, roughly chopped
– 1/2 cup unsalted almonds, roughly chopped
– 1/4 cup currants
– 3 tablespoons brown rice syrup
– dash of salt
– 2 tablespoon dairy-free chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. Line a medium loaf pan (8.5 x 4.5) with parchment paper
3. Combine all of your ingredients into a bowl, except for the chocolate, and mix.
5. Press the mixture into the loaf pan. Slightly wet hands will help.
6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until nuts lightly roasted.
7. Let cool for at least an hour in the pan. |
8. Melt the chocolate and drizzle over the top. You can use the microwave to melt your chocolate.
9. Cut into cubes. They will be sticky at the bottom at first, but after they sit overnight, they won’t be as sticky.

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Running with Veggies

I'm a plant-based distance runner and mother of two young girls. I enjoy making healthy recipes and experimenting with food. I also love to garden, so you will see many seasonal recipes that use what is currently growing in my backyard. I have a HBSc. in Nutrition and a Doctorate in Education and this background provides me with the skills necessary to pursue my passion - educating others on healthy eating. I don't count calories, so you won't find any nutritional information in my recipes. However, I strive to make each recipe healthy enough to fuel you and your family through the day.

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