Bring It With Bizzy (Bake With Bizzy)

This is one powerful bar, absolutely filled with nuts and dried fruit and open to interpretation.  Use the dried fruit of choice and the nuts you prefer.  The recipe is from Alice Medrich who has several good baking books, on the market.

Fruit and Nut Bars


1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar,
2 cups walnut, chopped
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, chopped
1 cup dried cranberries or golden raisins
1 egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Preheat the oven to 325F. Position the rack in the center of the oven.Grease 8 inch square pan.

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and mix together we. 

Add the brown sugar, walnuts, cranberries and apricots.

Use your fingers to mix the ingredients until the nuts and fruits are coated with the flour mixture, separating any sticky fruit pieces.

Beat the egg with the vanilla in a small bowl until light colored and thick.

Put the egg into the large bowl and mix with your hands until all of the fruit and nut pieces are thinly coated with batter.

Spread the mixture in the pan, pressing to even it out.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown and  pulled away from the sides of the pan. 

Cool in the pan on a rack. Run a small knife around the unlined edges of the pan. 

Use a sharp knife to cut 16 squares.

Yield -  Makes 16 bars

Last week's features:  First Sweet
What's Cooking Love? Cinnamon Smore Cookie Cakes

Savory:  Cauliflower Cheese Tart from Kitchen Flavours

Now it is your turn to share your favorite dishes of all kinds.  This is being expanded to include dishes that are not necessarily baked.  We have been getting a variety and frankly, I love what is coming in so I want to include them at Bring It With Bizzy.
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  1. These look so healthy and chewy and delicious, Chaya. :-)

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my Cinnamon Smore Cookie Cups and thanks for hosting!

  3. Hi Chaya,
    Thank you for featuring my Cauliflower Cheese Tart! It is a pleasure to share with everyone!
    And your Fruit and Nut bars looks really good. I love eating bars and slices, have just recently bought a book on just these!
    Have a lovely day!

  4. Hi Chaya
    You have no idea how many nuts I have in the freezer. I could certainly use some of the to bake your bars!

    Thanks for another party!

  5. Looks like one packed bar!

  6. Lovely bars, rich & full of flavors! Thank you for hosting. Have a great day!

  7. Thanks for hosting:-)Have a wonderful week! Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network ( Seasonal Celebration Sunday) x

  8. Perfect alternative to a granola bar.

  9. Thanks for hosting, Chaya. For some reason, I just realized you had a linky party ... wish I would have seen this sooner :) Your fruit and nut bars sound like they would be easy to make ... and easy to pack for a trip or lunches. Hope you have a great weekend!


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