It is a cold, snowy day and I thank God for every minute that our power stays on as it means one more moment in the kitchen making soups, breads, cakes, hot cocoa and more!!!! It's my favorite way to spend a snowy day. I will let the hubby and kiddos hang in the snow, clear out the driveway and welcome them back inside with warm, yummy treats! Fair?
I was playing around with a great granola bar recipe that is full of the energy that I need to keep going all day long, but lacking in the added sugar and extra nonsense. This is a great on the go snack, but also one of my favorite indulgent, afternoon bites. A touch of coffee and this healthy, but decadent treat helps get me through the second have of that long afternoon. I love this recipe because it is so versatile and you can throw anything in there based upon likes and time of the year!
Here is what I created today....
Homemade Granola Bar Recipe
Now... here's where the fun begins. Consider this a kitchen sink recipe. This is the template, but you have fun. You can substitute in soy, almond, cashew, sun or any variation for the peanut butter. You can use honey, agave or maple syrup instead of sugar for the sweetener. Feel free to throw in oats instead of quinoa. -And sky is the limit with various types of nuts, dried fruits, chocolate chips (plain or white or butterscotch or peanut butter or anything you can get your hands on)! I love doing a white chocolate chip & dried cranberry combo in the winter and maybe a traditional chocolate chip & raisin version in the summer. Get creative, have fun & stay warm!!!
I'm Rachel Myers, a mom of 2, married to my college guy, former Corporate America gal that stayed home with the kiddos, and now am a preK teacher. This is my little spot to reflect and make it through my journey. Sometimes I lean on Christ and sometimes I forget. Along the way, I love finding inspiration from others, spreading the good in people and finding the joy in God !