Coffee Orange Nut Bars

1 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup peanuts
2 tablespoons flax meal
1/4 cup dates, pitted and roughly chopped
1/4 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
1/2 ripe banana, mashed

1 orange, zest of

1 teaspoon instant coffee
1 teaspoon boiling water

Yields 8-10
Preheat oven to 165C/325F. Line 20x20cm baking dish with parchment paper.

In a food processor, pulse almonds and peanuts until roughly chopped.
Add chopped dates and apricots and pulse again until finely chopped and well combined.

In a small bowl, mix coffee and boiling water. Set aside.

In a small bowl, combine mashed banana, flax meal, orange zest, and coffee mixture. Add to the nut and fruit mixture and blend until well combined. Transfer mixture to baking dish. Spread and press evenly into the bottom of the dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
Let cool completely before cutting into squares or bars. Keep in airtight container in refrigerator for up to one week.

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