Who doesn't enjoy healthy treats? Especially as these delightful and zesty orange bars are 100 percent raw, takes five ingredients to make, and a batch can be whipped up in less than an hour! These divine bars contain natural ingredients and naturally occurring sugars, while being gluten-free. Perfect for breakfast or a yummy on the go snack!
5-INGREDIENT RAW ORANGE BARS [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]
2 1/2 cups, plus 2 3/4 tablespoons gluten-free oats
About 1 1/8 cups dates (pitted)
3 tablespoons orange juice from concentrate
Zest and segments from 4 small oranges (clementines or tangerines also work)
A pinch of salt
Line a square baking tray with grease-proof paper.
De-stone the dates and place them into a food processor along with the orange juice, zest, and orange segments. Whizz up until combined and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, combine oats and salt. Place the date/orange mixture into the mixing bowl and mix until fully combined.
Pour the mixture into the lined baking tray and press down until it is compact. Pop into the freezer to set. This will take around 30 minutes or an hour in the refrigerator.
Once the orange slab has set, carefully cut them into bars and place onto a serving plate along with a sprinkling of icing sugar or ground oats, desiccated coconut, and a slice of fresh, juicy orange. Store in a sealed container.