Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Whole Foods cookery (ie. homemade Cliff bars)

We all know that John Mackey has done some pretty ridiculous things as of late but when the man emails you personally and says, "Joanna dear, rather than spend 18 dollars on 1-6 pack of granola bars why don't you make these delightful 'cookies' that have even better ingredients and less preservatives,"what's a girl to think?!  Ok, maybe he didn't email me himself but I have become a big fan of Whole Foods spamming me, mid-day with delicious homemade snack ideas.  Bet you didn't know THAT was for sale at Whole Foods. 

Cinnamon-Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

In a food processor chop well:
1c pitted prunes
1c walnuts
1/2 c dark brown sugar

Whisk in a separate bowl:
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/8 t baking soda
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce (I always buy individual serving containers and just use half, the other half is a nice, mid way recipe snack)
1/4c canola oil

Blend your prune-walnut and wet mixtures together
1 c old fashioned-rolled oats
3/4 c whole wheat flour
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt

Form into 2 inch diameter balls and place on slightly greased cookie sheet.  Moisten your fingers and press the cookies down a bit to form 1/2 inch disks.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

found here originally...


  1. Greg Clark made our powerbars for our Grand Canyon camping trip too. I have that recipe, somewhere, stuck between pages of Heidegger I'm sure. Although I think his were baked in a pan and cut into bars.

  2. No way, he did?! The recipe is probably in the midst of the 'being unto death' chapter. Sheesh. These are really great though and your kiddies would love them. Wish their Auntie JoJo could make them for H&A!