Spicy almond sesame clusters, a perfect snack made with ease in a muffin tin! They are naturally vegan, grain-free, Paleo and keto.
Raise your hand if you, like me, long for a savory, DIY energy bar option.
The difficulty with their construction comes down to one factor: stickiness.
Sweet bars have it made. Any number of ingredients can transform into a bar with the sticky help of sugars, syrups, dried fruits, nut and seed butters. But savory and sticky? Without the help of Elmer’s glue, it’s hard to create savory, portable food that holds together in a singular shape. (If only pureed kale was sticky…no, ack, take that back…)
Eggs will work in some instances, but if you do not or cannot consume them, you’re out of luck again.
Unless (here I go again) you turn to psyllium husk. Mix a small amount with liquid, let it a few minutes to gel, then use it to hold together all kinds of savory, nutritious bits and bobs, in handy, portable bars and pucks. For example, my Spicy Almond Sesame Clusters.
Delicious, and a breeze to prepare, these custers are also a fraction of the cost of prepared nut or seed snacks, especially if you buy raw nuts and seeds in bulk. Speaking of the nuts and seeds, use an equal amount of whatever you have on hand or prefer, but do be sure to give large pieces a coarse chop.
The sriracha flavor is optional, too. You can keep these plainly salted, or add the spices, herbs or other seasonings of your choice. I just happen to think that sriracha is magically delicious.