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Healthy Christmas Log

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  • It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas and here is the recipe for a healthy alternative to the traditional log. Ingredients:
    For log:
    200g plain oats
    100g crushed walnuts
    50g raisins
    150 chopped dried apricots
    50g chopped dates
    2 tablespoons honey
    1 tablespoon mixed spice (cinnamon nutmeg coriander)
    2 tablespoons cacao powder
    zest of 1 orange
    150g almond butter
    juice of 1 orange
    100ml warm water

    For coating:
    100g 70% dark chocolate

    Chop apricots and dates
    Crush walnuts
    Place all ingredients except for the orange juice and water in a mixing bowl
    Mix well, rubbing ingredients with your hands until the mixture has a homogeneous texture
    Add the water and orange juice
    Mix and knead into a large ball
    Divide into 2 equal portions
    Shape into 2 logs
    Refrigerate overnight
    Melt the chocolate using a Bain Marie method
    Coat the logs with the chocolate
    Keep refrigerated and enjoy .

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