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Apricot-Ginger Bars Recipe

This peachy little fruit is a late summertime favorite.

Estimated to have first appeared over 4,000 years ago, its bright color and sweet flavor make it a wonderful accompaniment to savory or rich foods. It is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium, all for only about 17 calories each.

Apricot-Ginger Bars

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Recipe by Whole FoodsCourse: BreakfastCuisine: American
Servings

16

servings
Cooking time

10-15

minutes

    Simple and chewy, these bars make a great grab-and-go breakfast and can be stored in the freezer for up to two weeks.

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cup

      rolled oats

    • 1 cup

      dried apricots

    • 1/2 cup

      no-salt-added cashew butter

    • 1/2 tsp.

      ground ginger

    Directions

    • Put oats in a food processor and process until finely ground.

    • Add apricots, cashew butter, and ground ginger. Process until smooth and sticky. (If needed, drizzle in a little hot water so mixture comes together in a ball.)

    • Spread mixture out evenly in the prepared baking dish. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then cut into 16 squares. Bars will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

    Nutrition Facts (per 1 bar):

    • Calories 90 | Fat 4.5g | Carbohydrates 12g | Fiber 1g | Sugar 5g | Protein 3g

    Facts about Apricot

    Did You Know?

    The apricot is actually a member of the rose family.

    How to Choose:

    Look for a rich orange-colored fruit that is slightly soft. If the skin is wrinkled, though, avoid it, as it is already over-ripe.

    Storing Wisdom:

    If you’ve purchased just before prime ripeness, keep at room temperature or store in a paper bag to allow fruit to ripen. If the fruit is already ripe, keep it in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag or container to prevent spoiling.

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