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Oats are rich in water-absorbing soluble fiber. This type of fiber can be especially beneficial for diarrhea, as it absorbs excess water in the bowel, potentially providing diarrhea relief.
Wash Hands Wash hands and all cooking surfaces with soap and warm water before beginning.
Preheat Oven Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix Ingredients In a large bowl, mix together the chopped walnuts, oats, flour, flax meal, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon until combined.
Combine Ingredients In another large bowl, combine the almond butter, apple sauce, honey, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Once well-mixed, fold in the dried cherries and chocolate chips, if using.
Blend Mix the dry ingredient into the almond butter mixture. For easier blending, use a hand mixer or a stand mixer.
Shape Dough Place dough on the prepared baking sheet and mold into a 1-inch thick rectangle.
Bake Bake in pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool before cutting into bars and eating.
Wash Dishes Wash dishes in hot, soapy water, sanitize cooking tools and surfaces, and thoroughly wash hands.
Omit walnuts, substitute Sun Butter® for almond butter. Bars may turn green in color if using Sun Butter®. This is due to a chemical reaction between the Sun Butter® and the baking soda and does not affect taste.
Use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour alternative.
Use a commercial egg replacer.
Buy pre-chopped walnuts to avoid chopping.
Mix heavy dough in a stand mixer.
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