It has also undergone rigorous taste-testing by my personal guard of small but very discerning tasters and has passed and exceeded all standards. Just so you know.
Hacked Rickety Uncle
(inspired by Nancy Simpson's family recipe)
3 1/4 cups quick oats
1/3 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup hemp hearts
1/4 cup sprouted ground chia seed**
1/4 cup milled flaxseed
1/2 cup coconut
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup dried blueberries
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup honey
1 cup melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
Mix the dry ingredients together. Pour the melted butter, honey and vanilla over and mix very well. Line a 9 x 13" pan with a sheet of parchment paper with the paper coming up the sides. Pour the mixture into the pan and pat very firmly. Bake at 350 F. for 25 minutes or until the squares are browned and bubbling. Cool in the pan on a wire rack. When cool, remove from the pan and cut into squares.
*Check out the pictures of our day there on Eden's blog (3.9.11 and 26.8.11)
**This "exotic" ingredient can be found at health food stores, is a bit pricey, and very healthy. You can skip it if you wish and substitute regular chia seed.