As sweet as honey. Unsweetened masala chai + single-origin honey + milk for a chai latte without cane sugar.
1 cup packed dates, pitted
- 1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy almond butter
- 1/4 cup DONA unsweetened chai concentrate
1 cup roasted unsalted almonds, loosely chopped
1 1/2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free)
Chocolate chips, dried fruit, nuts, banana chips, vanilla, etc. (optional additions)
Process dates in a food processor until small bits remain (It should form a “dough”-like consistency in the form of a ball)
Place chai, oats, almonds and dates in a large mixing bowl – set aside.
Warm honey and almond butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir and pour over oat mixture and then mix, breaking up the dates to disperse throughout.
Once thoroughly mixed, transfer to an 8×8-inch baking dish or other small pan lined with parchment paper so they lift out easily. (A loaf pan might work, but will yield thicker bars // adjust size of pan if altering batch size).
Press down firmly until uniformly flattened.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes until the edges are slightly golden. Cool, then cut into bars.