I wouldn’t want anyone out there to think that every one of my kitchen adventures results in a success. For the most part, I write about the good things (my blogging time is limited, and I like to share my recipes), but I have often made recipes that are ‘less than stellar’, that the BOY turns away, or that just don’t turn out at all. On Monday, I attempted to make an afternoon snack bar for this week. I vaguely followed a a vegan recipe adding some of my own ingredients and omitting a few. I was trying to decrease the sugar and decided not to use maple sugar…big mistake!
The result…a dry, crumbly mess that did not resemble a granola bar!
I debated what to do. I hate to throw away food and didn’t want to give up, but I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with these tasty pieces. So I decided to try to make a granola. I mixed it up on a baking sheet, drizzled on some agave and stuck it into the oven on low for about 15 minutes.
The second time around result…Granola!!!
Yummy! Who doesn’t love granola??? And this one has nut butter, flax, coconut, and dried cranberries….a tasty combination! And another happy…I finally finished my fancy nut butter.
I have been waiting to finish this jar for the sole purpose of making another round of Overnight Oats In A Jar. Due to the smaller jar size, I omitted the banana, but it was an amazing breakfast after my strength session at the gym yesterday.
As for the granola…that was this morning’s breakfast. I combined it with Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs cereal, almond milk, and berries for a sweet and satisfying morning meal.
This almost looks like a Kashi commercial!
One last note not related to granola or breakfast…my mother informed me that the adorable bowl displayed in the previous post is actually a YOGA CUP. Although I would be thrilled to find a Wednesday night yoga class that fits into my schedule (the class near my house doesn’t start until 8:15pm), I typically take Wednesdays off from exercise, except for pushups per the 100 pushup challenge. Tonight after my pushups, I had to settle for the yoga cup instead of the class. I filled it to the brim with the sugar cookie tea that Emily swears by on her blog. It smelled sweet and delicious (surprisingly just like a sugar cookie) as I curled up on the couch for some evening TV with the BOY.
Ps…Look for the tea at Target!