I really love food. Apparently, too much food can be a bad thing. I hear exercise can counteract that problem. I run so I can eat. Thus, I love to run.
happyhealthycook replied to your photo: I should be sleeping. Instead, I am making granola…
Gimme dem granola bars. :D
I absolutely love these things. I don’t make them too “healthy”…I am sure they could be made healthier. But, man are they tasty!
This batch: Oatmeal, cheerios, coconut, pecans, and chocolate chips. And for the binder/sweetner: Corn syrup, honey, and a handful of marshmallows.
I will be putting these in my backpack for when I get hungry trekking all over Chicago tomorrow :)
I make a half batch at a time and it fills a 13x9 pan.
Homemade Granola Bars
Next time, I am going to cool the corn syrup a bit first, so all my chocolate chips don’t melt. But, still the bars taste fantastic! They are really more like a dessert, I think, but that is ok by me.
Oatmeal, Quaker Whole Hearts cereal, peanut butter, chocolate chips, raisins, and pecans. For the sweetener/binding I used corn syrup, maple syrup, and a few marshmallows. I almost put coconut in, but held back. I definitely could have put that in, it would have been a nice touch.
The recipe I used, came from this post:
It is a super easy recipe and easy to modify, etc. I will definitely make more of these and try out different fillers. For my next batch, I am thinking oatmeal, cheerios, peanut butter, cranberries, walnuts, and coconut. The options are endless and they literally took ten minutes to make, if that. (plus, cooling time)
I am going to take a couple of these puppies along for our adventure race. We will see if they fill the hunger/energy needs.