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Crunchy Maple Clusters





4 portions




  1. Preheat the oven to 190 °C (375 °F).
  2. Line the bottom of a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the dates, water, maple sugar and maple syrup.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Puree using a food processor.
  5. In a bowl, combine all the dry ingredients.
  6. Add the date mixture and mix well to coat all the ingredients.
  7. Spread over the sheet and flatten with a spatula.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes or until it turns golden.
  9. Freeze for 30 minutes to set the mixture. Break into pieces.

These granola mouthfuls are a delicious snack when out on a hike, or add them to some yogurt for an afternoon snack. Due to their higher fibre and protein content than most store-bought granola bars, these crunchy clusters are a better choice for providing the energy you need for that hardcore workout. As a bonus, the maple syrup contains minerals, such as zinc and manganese, which can assist in muscle recovery.Per 60 ml serving (1/4 cup): 150 calories; 4 g protein; 4 g fat; 26 g carbohydrates; 3 g fibre.

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