Apricot-Pistachio Bars

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


An in-depth, 4-week reverse dieting course for women who feel like their metabolism has slowed down, think they might have hormonal imbalance and can’t lose weight no matter what they do.

Oh, how I love sweet and salty desserts!

These Apricot-Pistachio Bars combine the best of both worlds in one delicious, heart-healthy bar. The chewy apricots, crunchy pistachios, and hearty oats create a texture that will keep you guessing every bite.

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  • 2.75 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 8”³ X 8”³ baking pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine ingredients until smooth.
  4. Spread batter in prepared baking pan and bake for approximately 25 minutes until bars are cooked all the way through.
  5. Let bars cool completely in pan before cutting.



  1. Wow! Those sound awesome. I looooove salty and sweet combo! I have all of those ingredients in my house right now too. I may need to make some asap!

  2. I love sweet & salty desserts too – but I especially love anything with apricots! I can’t wait until apricots are in season here to make them!

  3. These look so good and so easy to make. I would love to make them this weekend. I have all the ingredients except the Brown Rice Syrup. Is there anything else I could use instead?

  4. I love the idea of a new flavor mix to granola bars. However, I was never a dried apricot fan. I’d also through those to my beagle who would play with it until it stuck to her back and she couldn’t figure out where it went!

  5. These would probs be great with dark choc, toffee or peanut butter chips. So simple too 🙂 into the recipe tab it goes! thanks 🙂

  6. Lately, the content on this blog has been quite boring – not to mention extremely repetitive. I’m disappointed, especially since I’ve been following for a little over a year now. I’m not attempting to be a naysayer, I just wanted to provide some honest feedback since I’ve always been a fan. Also, just something to keep in mind regarding content – not everyone who follows your blog is a blogger. Cheers.

  7. Tina,
    I’m in Thailand (Bangkok) for work (I work at HBS). I visited a bookstore here in the main mall and guess what – YOUR BOOK WAS FEATURED IN THE BOOKS OF THE MONTH roundtable in the front! I have an old camera that cannot transfer pics easily but I can email them to you directly….let me know if you want the pics!


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