My husby loves this treat and so do most folks who get a bite of it… this batch is made for a cast and crew of the feature I am working on as a way to sustain energy through the long working days and nights… Yes, there are some very brutal overnight shoots… my last one was 6pm to 6am and we finished the martini shot just as the birds began to chirp in the day. This week’s overnight will be 4pm-4am to accommodate the essential night time vibe for the moody and dramatic scenes.
Well, anyhoo… here’s one of the treats… the other was one already posted on the blog called AMAZEBALLS because no matter what version you make, you’ll find them amazzzzzzzzeballlssssss! 🙂 really! try ’em… I love ’em, too…
Nut Jammers (aka Jane’s PBBJ)
Organic only, please
2 cup soaked and cooked garbanzo beans (can sub northern beans, if necessary or if preferred.)
1/3 cup quick oats with dash of ground flax seeds
½ cup peanut butter (or almond, cashew)
1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 baking soda
¾ tsp sea salt
¼ Himalayan pink salt
¾ cup sweetener (succanat or palm/coconut sugar) –adjust if you put in agave or sweetened preserves
½ to ¾ cup jam/preserves of choice
semi roughly crushed salted, roasted peanuts (or coordinated nut of choice)
Blend everything together (except jam) in food processor or vita-mix (may be tough, but keep pressing through.) If you must, dribble bit of water or agave to help, but will take longer to bake out that moisture later. It’s alright if it’s not totally smooth–works well with chunky peanut butter. Are you a smooth or crunchy nut butter lover? I LOVE CRUNCHY
Put most of thick dough in pan and press down gently press down, I like to layer a bit of jam, then put the rest of dough crumbled and gently pressed down again atop. Finally, spread rest of jam on top, sprinkle chopped nuts and sort of mix it into jam.
Bake 35-50 minutes depending on if water/agave was added and how much layering you did with jam. Just keep checking… it just just barely start pulling away from sides of pan when it’s ready…and when cooled, the jam should be thickened like a gel.
And Voila—an optionally low-glycemic (if you use palm sugar or erythritol) and virtually gluten-free (depending on the oats) satisfying treat. You can look for GF oats, and check for certified GF nuts, too…
Most people will never know that it’s soooo much healthier than the average bar! SHHHH!
Have a blessed Memorial Weekend!… “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” M.Angelou