March 2, 2010

So apparently life does go on…even when you would like to wallow, listen to sad songs all day and continue to question why…it goes on. And so I shop for food, we make beer, I find comfort in little things, I let the kids make weird things for dinner and I stumble upon a recipe for chewy granola bars that makes me a very happy girl.  So happy that I am going to share the recipe and implore you to make them for yourself. Implore you…that’s some serious business. The recipe comes from Smitten Kitchen, and it is a highly adaptable recipe. I used the minimum amount of sugar, but will probably go with even less next time, I replaced the corn syrup with molasses and used regular oats instead of the quick oats. I also used my buckwheat pancake mix instead of the oat flour, which is good, because now I have something to do with the mix (it made horrible pancakes). Next time I will replace the butter, but I didn’t want to go too crazy this time around. My bars have dried fruit, shredded coconut, walnuts, almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, flax meal and a handful of leftover dark chocolate m&ms (they wouldn’t be missed, but that random bite of chocolaty heaven sure is nice). Go make these…now.  And be sure to double your recipe, because one batch isn’t enough.


2 Responses to “61/365”

  1. Sarah said

    I am drooling. And once again I am blown away because I LOVE Smitten Kitchen too. Great minds, once again…

  2. oma said

    what cabinet are you hiding these in?

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