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Bracha on a Mixture Fruits and Grain

Rabbi David SperlingKislev 7, 5779
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Question
What Bracha do you make on this mixture it not baked but the texture is like a soft cookie. The ingredients are as follows: 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds 1/2 Cup Almonds 1/2 Dried Cranberries Four Dried Dates One Cup Oats Two table spoons wheat Germ 1/2 tea Spoon Cinnamon 6 table spoon Peanut butter 1/4 cup honey it is all put into the food processor and then removed and pressed in a pan.
Answer
Shalom, Thank you for your question. First of all allow me to comment that it sounds very tasty! I hope you enjoy it. I'm assuming that it is not cooked in the pan, just left to form a kind of health bar. If the food processor blended the ingredients to such an extent that they are not recognizable (that is it now a form of paste or hardened bar) then it would seem that the blessing should be shehakol. If the ingredients still individually recognizable it could be that the most important ingredient is the oats. If they are roasted (such as in granola) then their blessing is ha'adamah. Only when they are cooked together to form a porridge or oatmeal like consistency do they get the blessing of mezonot. If so, in your case, if the oatmeal is the major ingredient, and the oatmeal grains are visible as such, then the blessing would be ha'adamah. This is the case with many granola health bars. I hope this will be of help. If you need further clarification, please be in touch. Many Blessings.
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