Yummy Recipes

In efforts to expand my cooking ability, I’ve been slowly (but surely) adding and swapping various ingredients to recipes I’ve been trying.  The below is a list of recipes I’ve either changed, or some of the more commonly used ones I mention throughout my posts…

 

Healthy Healthy (but yummy) Granola Bars

First of all, I found the original recipe on ehow.com, believe it or not. It can be found here. However, I did make a few variations…

In my batch I added:

 

  • about 2 1/2 c. rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • about a 1/2 c. whole-wheat flour
  • about a 1/4 c. flax seed meal (optional)…I ground the seeds in my coffee grinder
  • some cinnamon
  • about (probably more than) a 1/2 c. Natural peanut butter
  • about a 1/2 c. water
  • about 3 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • anndd about a tbsp or two (or three) of my new friend AGAVE to sweeten it up a bit.

 

ANDD, instead of adding in the dried fruit and nuts separately, I bought a yummy pre-mixed mixture of dried apples, sunflower seeds, peanuts, raisins, chocolate chips, etc (probably a cup or so). that I sometimes put on top of salads. With that mix, I added a bit extra in the chocolate chip department (ground in my coffee grinder) so I wouldn’t scare away all those people that are COMPLETELY unhappy with COMPLETELY healthy foods…just enough to lure them in 🙂

Mixture Pre-Oven:Mixture Post-Oven:

After friends and family devoured them, the only suggestion I have is to package them in ziploc bags and let them sit overnight.  They are MUCH better the next day, and hold their shape nicely.  Good luck!

 

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