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Gruffins?

So often, we talk about how one of the key concepts to eating well is being prepared. Thinking about your day, where you’re going to be, will there be healthy food available to you or should you bring your own, etc etc.

We’ve also mentioned before how one of the things we tend to have difficulties with is snacks. We are often on campus from the morning until we come home from practice in the evening, or in the summer time we may be at work for several hours, and bringing enough can be a problem. Our coach always tells us “Bring snacks with you everywhere!” , can he couldn’t be more right! If you don’t bring your own snacks, than you are at the mercy of whatever is available, which often is not very good in terms of your health. Here on Two Saucy Sisters, we try to come up with plenty of easy, grab-and-go snack recipes, because we know how difficult it can be to bring healthy food with you everywhere!

Things like our Chocolate Chip Lentil Granola bars, Chai Spiced Everything Mini Muffins,  Fig Newtons, and Fruit and Nut Energy Bars are all easy to prepare and easy to pack, throw in a bag or purse and take with you!

Of course, we’re always experimenting and making new snacks (after all, new is always better, right? 😉 ). With that, we bring you our latest creation, Cinnamon Apple Bars!

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A slightly dense, slightly fluffy, muffin bar! They’re great for when you can’t decide if you want a muffin or a granola bar. So we guess you can call them muffola bars? Or how about Gruffins?

Mmmm better not

The apple slices leave the very top prevent them from being dry, and frankly we just like the way they look!

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These hearty, flavour-packed bars are just the thing to tie you over between meals and keep you satisfied!

Happy [healthy] Snacking! 🙂

Cinnamon Apple Bars

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Prep time: 10min
Bake time: 30min
Makes: 9 bars

Ingredients:

2 c. whole wheat flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking poweder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 egg
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. apple juice
3/4 c. unsweetened apple sauce
1/3 c. date paste
1/2 c. raisins
1 apple, sliced

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease an 8x8inch baking pan.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients, excluding the apple.
Add the wet to the dry and stir until just combined.
Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Place apple slices on top, pressing them in slightly.
Bake for 30min, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

~twosaucysisters

What are some of your favourite snacks to pack for the day?

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About twosaucysisters

We are twin sisters who are on a mission to create delicious, healthy food to help others live healthier, happier lives!

2 responses »

  1. Yum these look great! haha love the name gruffins. I’ve never cooked with date paste before but will have to give it a try.

    I love simple snacks like fruits and vegetables, boring but healthy.

    Reply
    • Fruits and veggies are definitely staples for us, too 🙂 And we definitely encourage you to try baking with date paste- it’s one of our favourite sweeteners for baking, as a matter-of-fact!

      Reply

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