This has become one of my favourite energising snacks, it’s packed with goodness and is the perfect pick me up. I’ve always loved gingerbread, and love raw gingerbread bars even more as they have all the flavour but even more nutrients. These slices are really rich, dense and full of fibre, so keep you sustained and full for far longer. You can shape the mix into bars, balls or squares but i love to shape it into a loaf like pictured, as it reminds me so much of malt loaf, a cake-bread i used to adore growing up. Like multi loaf this raw gingerbread is so incredibly sweet and moorish!
The bars are made from pecans, almonds, medjool dates, cinnamon and of course, ginger. The pecans and almonds add a wealth of nutty protein to this snack which helps to keep you fuller for longer and supports a healthy growing body. The medjool dates make the bread stick together and add an insane natural sweetness that tastes like a mix between toffee and caramel. They’re a great source of insoluble and soluble fibre which is amazing for your digestive system. They also contain a good amount of potassium, which is great for athletes to help reduce cramping post workout. in this recipe ginger has a starring role, and adds the most delicious fiery kick. Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can bring great relief to aching muscles and joints. It also helps to improve the absorption and assimilation of nutrients you take in, which means you’ll be able to harness even more nutrients from these super-charged energy bars.
1 cup pecans
1 cup almonds
3/4 cup medjool dates
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground ginger
Start by adding the pecans and almonds to your food processor, blend until a fine crumb. then add the medjool dates and spices. Process for around 3-5 minutes until the mixture is really squiggly and dough like. Remove from the food processor and shape into a long rectangular loaf. refrigerate for at least half an hour, before slicing.