Fire up the dehydrator of course!
Our first batch (savory items):
This little one woke up at the crack of dawn and was found polishing off a whole tray...teach me to sleep in!
Oh yes, very tasty. This is basically my regular recipe and I added 3/4 cup fresh, home made tahini (sesame seed butter). They are thicker and more satisfying this way. It also keeps me from eating the entire batch in one sitting...although that is pretty fun too.
Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. They turned out more like a flatbread, but were very good. I used chia seeds instead of the black sesame seeds. I liked how they kind of melt in your mouth...makes them good baby/toddler crackers.
Second batch (sweet items):
I had to change a diaper and I came back to an artistic display of sesame cookies!
Recipe found at EatRawVegan. These were just ok. I know they're super cute and all (thank you heart shaped cookie cutter), but they are lacking something. Had I taken the time to read the entire recipe, I would have seen that the author says the same thing. I think I'll give these another go next week and add a few "extras" to spice them up a bit. To be continued...
*Crooked Monkey Grawnola*
I have to share the recipe with you guys...it's that good. It's almost like a dessert for breakfast (or lunch, or dinner, or midnight nursing snack...you get the picture).
Crooked Monkey Grawnola
1 cup raw cacao nibs
Throw the dates and the bananas (plus about 2-3 Tbs of the date soak water) into your food processor and let it whirl until a smooth paste is formed. Then add the agave, vanilla, salt, carob and lemon juice. Process until well combined. Scrape mixture into a large mixing bowl. Using the food processor (no need to rinse it) pulse the pecans and almonds a few times to chop them up. Then add the sesame seeds, pecans, almonds and cacao nibs to the date mixture and mix it all up.
Do NOT forget to lick the spoon...
Spread the mixture evenly onto dehydrator screens lined with teflex (or unbleached parchment paper) and dehydrate at 115 for 12 hours. Flip it over, peel away the teflex and dehydrate another 12 hours or so. Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge so it's nice and crunchy when you eat it with your choice of milk (preferably nut, seed, hemp or soy!).
Wow, it's really yummy you guys...go make it.
This would be bowl #3 today...