By Michelle Sala
1 Egg (use a “flax or chia egg” or egg substitute to make vegan)
½ C. Avocado oil (or you can sub with neutral flavored olive oil or melted coconut oil*)
½ C. Coconut sugar (or equivalent of some other sweetener. I use Lakanto which measures 1:1 with sugar, is zero calories, zero impact on blood sugar and no weird aftertaste.)
1 C. Chopped dates (use deglets not medjools which are too gooey)
½ C. Chopped walnuts or pecans
Powdered sugar for dusting after baking (there are zero glycemic powder sugar alternatives available)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Mix first 3 ingredients together until well incorporated.
- Add baking mix, dates and walnuts until well mixed. Press mixture into an 8” x 8” greased pan.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and golden on top.
- Cool for about 30 minutes, cut into 16 squares and dust with powdered sugar.
This is the baking mix that I used which I got at Costco. This mix is not vegan, but you can find other gf pancake/baking mixes that are.
*Do not melt coconut oil in microwave! You will ruin it’s beneficial qualities.Melt gently on stove in a small pan or measure in glass Pyrex measuring cup and place in oven for a few minutes while the oven is preheating.