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Blueberry Pancake
Basic Recipe w/maple syrup plus 1 teaspoon maple flavoring and knead in 1 cup dried blueberries with the nuts and dried cereal.

Chocolate Monkey
Basic Recipe w/peanut butter, knead in 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped dried bananas with the nuts and dried cereal.

Lemon Sunshine Poppyseed
Basic Recipe plus 1 tablespoon of lemon flavoring and 1 tablespoon of dried lemon zest and 2 teaspoons of poppyseeds.  I used dried apricots for the fruit.

Tropical Donovan
Basic Recipe plus 2 teaspoons coconut flavoring and knead in 1/2 cup coconut.  I used dried mango and pineapple for the fruit.

Next time I’m going to try a Double Chocolate Monkey, by adding 1/4 cup of chocolate baking powder to the basic dough.

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Raw Vegan Gluten Free Energy Bars

Cathy’s Raw Vegan Gluten Free Energy Bars

Basic dough:
1/2 cup rolled oats
25 pitted dates
1/4 cup agave or pure maple syrup
3 scoops protein powder (I use vegan Sun Warrior vanilla)
3 T. nut butter
2 T. physillum powder
3 T. ground flaxseed

Put all ingredients into food processor and process for about a minute.  Continue to process adding a few more drops of agave until the mixture forms a dough like ball.

Place the dough ball into a mixing bowl and knead in the following:

1/2 cup of nuts and seeds
1 cup of dried fruit/chocolate bits/shredded coconut, etc.
1 cup of dried cereal (I used Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax and Arrowhead Mills Puffed Millet) I always look for natural cereals with as few ingredients as possible.

To experiment even further add dried grated orange, lemon or lime zest, or organic flavorings.