Buckwheat Date Bars (An Alex invention, recipe courtesy of Ryan Lamanna)


Roasted buckwheat groats (2 cups)

Nutritional yeast (1/4 cup)

Cinnamon (2 tbsp)

Sea salt (1/2 tsp)

Medjool dates (not the deglet noor variety, and as many as you want)

Coconut oil (a lot)

Honey (a lot)

Blend the dry ingredients in a Vitamix or comparable muscle blender. Leave some buckwheat intact. Gives it a crunch. Pull apart the dates and throw the halves into a big pot with the coconut oil and honey. Melt down the coconut oil and honey and add the dry ingredients. You might have to play with the dry:wet ratio.

The sky is the limit with these things. There are so many different combinations of ingredients, it’d be make your head spin. Whole oats, oat flour, dried fruit, nuts, cocoa beans/nibs/powder, maca, beat root and curry powders, spirulina/chlorella, chia and flax seeds, molasses. The list goes on and on.

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