Recipe by Janet
"A healthier take on the traditional fruit square. Zero trans fats, so you can add your own by serving with ice cream!"
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1 (14 ounce) can
chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1 1/2 cups
I loved the idea of using garbanzo beans in these bars! I ended up not having as many berries as I thought I had, so used apples and pears to have enough fruit. The flavor is delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
For being a vegan dessert, this recipe was nearly as good as the buttery fruit bars. Only real change I made was using Mazola corn oil, mostly, as I only had about 2 Tblsp left of olive oil. I like that this had a lot of fiber with the beans, rolled oats, and all of the blueberries and it used oil instead of butter or shortening. Although, I could slightly taste the garbanzo beans. They do have a distinct taste. Also, the crust starts to get soggy by the 2nd day in the fridge. So, consider that with 24 bars, even if they are on the small size. Also, with the fruit, a large pack of blueberries, or whole sales club size, is really needed to get 3 full cups unless lucky enough to have a blueberry bush with abundant berries available. I used a 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 2-inch disposable pan sprayed with PAM. The bars cut out very nicely, but the topping is a little lose. Freshly made it was rather tasty with a little whipped topping or vanilla ice cream.
This was delish! I did add some cinnamon in with the crust ingredients. Came out very yummie! Also sprinkled top with cinnamon and sugar before baking. Can't wait to try this recipe with apple or raspberry!
Very tasty! A bit sweet though, so I'll add less sugar. And the topping volume was too much compared to the blueberry and crust. Will definitely make it again.
The taste for a vegan dessert was great! A couple of adjustments I'd make next time: I'd use a 9x13 pan, and I'd add water or vegan spread like Earth Balance or something. I used fresh raspberries and it was yummy!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 47
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