Fall Recipe: Warming Carob Nut Delight Bars – By Dr. Nina Lange ND

Some delicious kitchen ideas for warming your belly and soul during the cooler months. Guaranteed to make you smile!  ENJOY!!

Ingredients:
2 eggs, separated
½ cup apple juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ tsp ascorbic acid (Vitamin C crystals) *from health food store
pinch of cinnamon
½ tsp of powdered ginger or freshly grated
3 ½ Tbsp sifted carob powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup ground pumpkin seeds (easiest in a food processor or coffee grinder)
¾ cup walnuts/pecans/almond slivers, chopped coarsely

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Oil and line an 8X8” pan with parchment paper
In a medium bowl, whisk yolks and add salt, vanilla and Vitamin C crystals, until light.
Gradually add juice and carob powder while whisking.
Stir in seed and nuts mixture for 1 minute
With a mixer, beat egg whites to form shiny stiff peaks.
Fold ¼ egg whites into the batter until white disappears. Fold remaining whites with a rubber spatula until you don’t see any whites.
Scrape batter into the prepared pan  and bake for 20 minutes (should spring back when touched)
Peel off of paper and allow to cool on a rack then cut into squares.

Enjoy!!

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