Nut and seed squares

I’ve not put this in the recipes simply because it’s a ‘what’s in your pantry’ kind of snack.

1 very lightly whisked egg white (yes you can use the whole egg but mix white and yolk well), 3-4 tablespoons maple syrup, mix. This made a great binder for it all to stick together, you probably could use honey.

I then pretty much just get out of the pantry any nuts to chop, seeds, dried fruit, some oats if you wish and mixed them into the  egg white making sure every thing I added was coated, taking care that it wasn’t a dry mix ti’s probably better a little wet than dry. I start with a table spoon of everything and work from there. You want to make sure you can spread it about 1/2-1cm thick on a lined tray and it will stick together.

Bake at 160-170*C for approx 15-17 minutes or until golden brown and it feels set on top. Turn the oven down if need be and cook for longer. I set timer for 8 mins, check then maybe another 4-7 mins depending on how the heat is going in my oven.

When baked press a knife in to make squares/bars marks for when it cools. Slide the baking paper onto a wire rack then very carefully slide the slice off onto the tray to completely cool.

Slide onto a chopping board. With the knife marks already in the slice it should be easy to separate the squares with a little more knife help. If it falls apart as there were a little too many nuts/seeds it will make a great crumble topping or yoghurt topping and adjust for next time. Play with it.

If you need more sweetness add a few chocolate chips or drizzle with melted chocolate.

If you wish to keep away from nuts just add seeds, fruit and oats.

If you’re trying to keep away from eggs tahini may work instead of egg white but I’ve not tried it.

I’ve frozen it in squares and it defrosts in no time.

As biscuits. You will just need to drop spoonfuls on a lined tray, flatten a little and shape. Bake as above for 8-12 minutes.


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