Raw almonds are a good source of protein, fibre, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.They help to promote heart health as they contain a natural source of vitamin E which is a nutrient that helps reduce oxidation.
They are a great snack to help reduce cravings due to there content of protein and fibre. As almonds are a good source of magnesium and calcium they are also beneficial for bone health.
A ¼ cup of almonds is equal to about 206 calories.
Health Benefits of Almonds are a great source of vitamin E, with 25g providing 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance. They contain more calcium than any other nut which makes them great for vegetarians who do not eat any dairy products
1 cup rolled oats (uncooked)
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 dash ground allspice
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350F.
Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with a good cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine oats, dry milk, baking powder, baking soda and spices. Mix well. Stir in raisins.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients, mixing well. Add to dry mixture, mixing until all ingredients are moistened. Spoon into prepared pan. Smooth the top with the back of a spoon.
Bake 30 minutes, until lightly browned. Be careful not to overcook.
Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars
Special Diet: Vegetarian, High Fibre, Low Calorie
Submitted By: Maria Carr