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Gluten-Free Homemade Bars Homemade bars with Dried Fruits and Nuts 

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Whole grains are part of a healthy diet and brown rice is among one of the healthiest grains. Did you know that over three billion people worldwide depend on rice for over half of their daily calorie intake? Brown rice is a source of many beneficial nutrients and is more nutritious than white rice.
Some healthy benefits of brown rice flour:

High in Fiber - Prevents colon cancer, Prevents weight gain, Reduces the risk of developing metabolic syndrome.

Promotes Cardiovascular Health - Lowers bad cholesterol, Slows down the production of plaque in the arteries, Protects against heart disease, Contains many antioxidants

Fights the growth production of cancer cells - Contains lectin which has anticancer properties.
Reduces the risk of Childhood Asthma

Promotes Bone Health - Contains manganese and magnesium which are essential for bone health.

Excellent Source of Selenium - Selenium is essential to good health. It improves the immune system against bacterial and viral infections, against cancer cells and herpes virus, cold sores, and shingles. Not only it benefits the skin when healing, it helps prevent cellular damage and aids in the regulation of thyroid hormones.

Contains B Vitamins - The B complex group plays various roles in the body's ability to produce energy. It boosts the metabolism, helps maintain healty skin, hair and muscle tone, enhance immune and nervous system function and reduces the risk of heart disease and cancer.


Ingredients:
2/3 cups of brown rice flour (Cuisine Soleil)
2 tsp. of gluten-free baking powder
2 eggs
½ cup of sugar
½ tsp. of salt
1 cup of dried fruits of your choice (dates, figs, apricots, cranberries, etc.)
1 cup of nuts of your choice (cashews, almonds, walnuts, pecans, etc.)


Directions:


1.Preheat the oven at 180 C (325 F)
2.In a bowl, sift the flour and the baking powder
3.In another bowl, beat the eggs, the sugar and the salt
4.Incorporate the egg mix to the flour mix until
5.In a culinary robot, put the dried fruits and the nuts. Blend together but leave few chunks.
6.Add this mixture to the other and mix well
7.Pour the mix in a compound and bake for 20 to 25 minutes
8.Divide in 10 bars



Servings: 10


Notes: Total Time: 40 minutes


Special Diet: Gluten Free, High Protein


Category: Gluten-Free


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