A Welcome Recipe
Hello and welcome to Bury Wholefoods!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to have you here. My name’s Dawn and this little – or rather large – project of mine has been taking over my life for many months now, just waiting to be let free for you all to see. My passions for healthy living and our environment has joined forces and urged me to create this platform that allows you to also give back a little something by caring for our planet too. Here you can purchase more wholesome foods and eco-friendly household supplies, learn about benefits of different nuts, pulses, fruits and grains and use a service that aims to reach the goal of Zero Waste.
While spending hours upon hours working on the core concept for Bury Wholefoods and doing all my research, I would rustle up some little snack bars to keep me going. Also great for on-the-go and even a little late-night treat, I think these may be something you will want to reach for in your fridge.
Dawn’s Granola Bars
2 cups of organic oats
¼ cup of organic walnuts
¼ cup of organic cashews
¼ cup of honey
¼ cup of butter or dairy free alternative
¼ cup of brown sugar or alternative
5 roughly chopped organic dates
¼ cup measures of two or three organic dried fruits (chopped); cranberries, organic raisins, organic figs, organic sultanas, the list goes on…
1. Preheat your oven to 180.C/Gas mark 4 and line a medium sized baking tray with grease proof paper.
2. Place the organic oats and organic nuts on the baking tray and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly toasted.
3. While they are toasting in the oven, the honey, sugar and butter can cook over a light heat in a saucepan, until the ingredients come together to form a smooth consistency.
4. Take the smooth mixture off the heat and put your toasted ingredients into a bowl in which you can slowly pour in the smooth butter mix and stir with a wooden spoon.
5. Add your organic dried fruits and any additional goodies, just making sure everything is covered in the butter mix.
6. Press the mix into a silicone or lined deep pan/dish to create a chunky level of oats, fruit and nuts. Then chill the granola for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
7. When the granola feels firm to press, you can lift it out of the deep pan/dish and carefully cut into rectangular chunks ready for packed-lunch or after work treat.