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What Is This Nutty Delight?

As-salam`alaykum and eco-jihad all 'round. So, I wake up this morning at fajr  prayer to pecking birds, squirrels hanging from the ban...

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As-salam`alaykum and eco-jihad all 'round.

So, I wake up this morning at fajr prayer to pecking birds, squirrels hanging from the bannisters and a bee colony strutting around as though they owned the place.

I love Allah's creature, but this was an infringement of my sleep! I didn't hose them down, I made dua instead. It strongly reminds me of Animal Farm.

I also woke to find a wonderful parcel lodged in the letterbox, inside which were two edible delights from a good friend and eco-Muslim from Utah, Jessica Rugg.

Usually I'm okay with ingredients and can pick out most flavours in a dish, but this one's got me stomped. Rolled into flapjack style bite-size balls, it's made from oats, raisins?, brown sugar, dates, cinnamon, butter.... and is that figs? Nope.

Jessica! Thank you so much, shukran, for this lovely gift and the peanut butter slab - my family loved it and ate it all.

Tell me, did I any of the ingredients right?

Much love and peace,

Zaufishan
The Eco Muslim.

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  1. [quote]
    Oats, raisins?, brown sugar, dates, cinnamon, butter.... and is that figs?
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    Close.  There is no sugar in it.  From memory, I know it has bananas, oats, dates, cinnamon, vegan butter (That's butter made without milk.  I used Earth Balance Original - http://www.earthbalancenatural.com/#/products/original/.), baking powder, salt, vanilla extract (I used the fake stuff 'cause I couldn't find the real stuff minus alcohol).  That's all I remember.  It took about 15 minutes to throw together and everyone seems to really like them.   

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  2. Jazakallah! Getting vanilla without alcohol is a challenge in stores here too; I buy the whole pods to immerse in sugar for flavour. Vegan butter sounds interesting - how does that affect the nutritional value?

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  3. I don't have the details on how it compares to butter as we don't have any right now.  I also don't know that much about nutrition but I think it would be comparable to cooking with vegetable or olive oil instead of butter or ghee.

    I can tell you how it compares to a non-vegan vegetable oil spread.  We'll use Country Crock's Original variety (http://www.countrycrock.com/Spreads/Original.aspx) and Earth Balance linked to in the previous post.   

    Country Crock:
    Total Fat 7g 11% RDV (recommended daily value)
    Sat, Fat 2g 10% RDV
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsat. Fat 3.5 g
    Monounsat. Fat 1.5 g
    Sodium 100 mg 4%
    Total Carb 0g
    Protein 0g
    Vitamin A 10%
    Vitamin D 15%

    Earth Balance:
    Total Fat 11g 17% RDV
    Sat Fat 3g 15%
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsat Fat 2.5g
    Monounsat Fat 5g
    Cholesterol 0mg
    Sodium 100mg
    Total Carb 0g
    Protein 0g
    Vitamin E 10%

    Country Crock contains 40% fewer calories and 35% less fat than butter per their packaging.

    Per Serving          Fat     Sat. Fat     Cal.    Chol.
    Country Crock      7g        2g            60       0mg
    Butter                 11g       7g           100      30 mg
    Earth Balance     11g        3g           100      0mg

    Earth Balance also has this information on Omega-3 content:

                              Per Svg              %DV              Daily Value
    ALA Omega-3      400 mg              25%                    1600 mg

    I hope this helps. 
    -JLR

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