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No-Bake Almond Joy Granola Bars. May 23, 2014Angela (Oh She Glows) It appears I’m on a granola bar kick this week. and I can’t be stopped. But I didn’t think you’d mind too much? Experimenting with granola bar recipes (and flavours) is one of my favourite things to do. It’s rare that I don’t have a bar tucked away in my purse for “emergencies”. You know, hangry attacks! Much like my Feel Good Hearty Granola Bars, these bars are also lower in sugar than most (5.8 grams per bar). The only caveat with this recipe is that the bars don’t hold together perfectly, so I recommend storing them in the fridge and not letting them sit at room temperature. Oh and for the record, I did try baking a batch in the oven for curiosity’s sake and the no-bake version won by a landslide. Like most granola bar recipes, this one is versatile so be sure to let me know what flavours you come up with in the comment section. Yield14 small bars Freeze time10 minutes Prep Time Cook time0 Minutes Total Time Ingredients: Directions:

Tropical Chewy Granola Bars. Returning home from such an epic holiday, sitting here at my desk in my apartment feeling a million miles away from anything tropical, there is a part of me that wants to say I’m getting “back to reality”. But that would be inaccurate, as I believe that the island of Kauai was absolutely the realest place I’ve ever been. What do I mean by this? Well, I have never in my life been faced with more awe-inspiring nature, powerful energies, provocative weather, and life-challenging situations.

It was the biggest dose of reality I could have gotten, anywhere. I think the thing that struck me as soon as we left the airport was how low-key the island seemed. No huge high-rise hotels, no chain restaurants, no four-lane highways. The first week of our trip, we were staying on the north side of the island, which during the winter and spring seasons receives a lot of rain. We eventually found ourselves on the western side of the island trying to find some dry land and sunshine. Directions: 1. Totally Baked: Hemp Protein Granola Bars. Banana Bread Protein Bars. Whenever my heart feels heavy, lost, or confused I tend to turn to the kitchen to distract myself.

Seeking comfort in food isn’t as bad as those ridiculous diet magazines make it out to be. Food can bring us all together and make us pause to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. Sometimes, a big pot of chili and garlic bread, creamy avocado pasta, or warm walnut banana bread is just the thing we need in that moment. Other days, it’s a big kale salad or a juicy basket of strawberries and coconut cream. It’s been an emotional week to say the least. These banana bread bars were my solution to another comfort food craving yesterday. Banana Bread Protein Bars Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, soy-free (if using Enjoy Life chocolate) Email, text, or print this recipe Yield: 10 bars Dry ingredients: Wet ingredients: 3/4 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 small-medium)1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter1/4 cup coconut nectar syrup (or brown rice syrup)1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Soft & Chewy Sugar-Free Baked Granola Bars.

January 8, 2014Angela (Oh She Glows) The alternate title for these bars was: ultra dense, doughy, chewy, soft, seedy, hearty, protein-and-fibre-packed granola bars, sweetened naturally with dates! I can be a bit wordy at times. Anyway, these are not your average granola bars! Bursting with chia, sunflower, and pepita seeds, they pack a hefty amount of protein, fibre, and omega fatty acids and are naturally sweetened with date paste (a simple blend of water and pitted dates) instead of sugar. I like to think of these as an “adult” granola bar or a muesli breakfast bar of sorts, although I could also see my hockey-loving nephews enjoying these as fuel for the game.

For those with nut allergies, you’ll be happy to know these are totally nut-free, just like my Super Power Chia Bread which this recipe is adapted from. If you’ve enjoyed the Super Power Chia Bread, the texture of these granola bars is the same – very soft and like an ultra dense, doughy bread. Yield10-12 bars Prep Time Cook time. Theworldwidegourmet. Vegan Gluten Free Banana Bread- Baker Bettie. Get this simple recipe for vegan gluten free banana bread using no weird ingredients, only things that you have in your pantry!

I love my husband’s sweats. They are just so much more comfy and roomy than my own. On Saturday night I put them on before bed and then I never changed out of them. All day Sunday I lounged in his oversized cozy sweats that I went to bed in the night before. We snuggled, watched tv, took a nap, watched football, laughed, and just vegged out. My friend posted a meme on facebook the other day that said “Stop the glorification of busy.” This bread is a lazy day bread. The other really awesome thing about this bread is it is naturally vegan and gluten free. Note: I made this in my ninja blender. Tools I used for this recipe… One year later: Chicken Noodle Soup-Pho Fusion One year ago: Dark Chocolate Banana Bread with Cayenne Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (vegan, gluten free) Author: Baker Bettie Recipe type: Quick Bread Preheat oven to 350ºF.

Pumpkin Christmas Bread recipe on Food52. Steamed Brown Bread recipe on Food52.com. Author Notes: I have lots of cookbooks. I have a whole tote full of church and community cookbooks and while I wouldn't cook a lot of the recipes they are still interesting, inspiring and unique to for their glimpse of the year of food in which the books where created. One of my all time favorites is a book from a now non-existant town in Missouri named Pennytown. It was an African American town that at some point was no more. The residents still stayed in touch and many years later created a cookbook in memory of what once was. Makes 8 slices each about 3/4 inch thick This recipe is a Community Pick!

Popular on Food52 and Provisions. Crunchy Granola Bars Cookbook Recipe. Yesterday we reviewed Emily Franklin's Too Many Cooks: Kitchen Adventures with 1 Mom, 4 Kids, and 102 Recipes, a great book full of improvisational cooking and healthy, practical, delicious recipes. We promised to share one more recipe, and here it is — a tried and tested, easy, terrifically yummy recipe for homemade crunchy granola bars. I realize that we already shared one granola recipe from Emily with you; she made homemade granola during the tour of her kitchen. But at the risk of making you think she only cooks granola (she most emphatically does not; every other recipe in the book is non-granola, I promise), I just had to share this one.

Homemade granola and protein bars are perhaps the single biggest recipe request we get from our readers. You want fast, easy recipes for breakfast on the go. We've shared dried fig and nut bars and some other baked breakfast items, but no granola bars yet. If you keep these ingredients around already then these are very cheap to put together. Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars. I secretly love awkward situations. Maybe not right while they’re happening… But when you look back, the awkward moments are the ones that always make for the best stories. This past Saturday I was meeting a friend for dinner and arrived early at the restaurant. (I’m always early to everything.) By the time my cell phone buzzed, saying my friend was going to be late, it was already approaching that awkward amount of time sitting alone at a table for two when people start to notice, probably wondering if I’d been stood up. Or if I had fat hands. Sorry, Friends reference.

Luckily the waiter was really nice, so I wasn’t forced to do that awkward “check your cell phone every 30 seconds to pretend you are busy” thing. Waiter: “Desserts? Me: “Yes, but healthy desserts.” Waiter: “So you make granola bars for a living?” Yes. Preheat oven to 325 F and line a 10-in square baking pan with parchment paper. View Nutrition Facts Questions of the Day: Do you like awkward moments? Happy National Dessert Day! DIY Granola Bar - University of Michigan. Studying for finals means we all just need quick, filling snacks. But most of the packaged snacks students usually grab are loaded with sugar and filled with unpronounceable ingredients. By replacing butter with applesauce, maple syrup and honey for white sugar and adding a hint of pumpkin for a seasonal taste, this recipe gives you 8 healthy granola bars that you can tuck in your bag as fuel for each day of finals week.

PS – they’re vegan and gluten-free, too. Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 35 minutesTotal Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 1/3 cup pumpkin purée 1/4 cup applesauce 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup honey or sugar 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spices (i.e. cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger) 2 cups old fashioned oats 1 cup toppings of choice (i.e. chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, almonds, dried fruit) Photo by Parisa Soraya Directions: 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. Parisa is a Junior studying Global Health and the Environment. View all articles by Parisa Soraya. Sinless Sides | University of Michigan. Simple sweet potato chips and creamy spinach artichoke dip. You're welcome. Winter’s coming to a close and it’s time to lighten up on extra layers and draw away from heavy foods. Here are two sides that are full of flavor sans the heavy guilt. Sinless Sweet Potato Chips Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 20 minutesTotal time: 25 minutes Servings: 2 Ingredients:2 sweet potatoes cooking spray (optional) salt Photo by Parisa Soraya Directions: 1. 2.

Sinless Spinach Artichoke Dip Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 20 minutesTotal time: 35 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients:1 bag (16 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and drained 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 1/2 cup mayonaise 1/4 cup onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced Directions: 1. 3. More good stuff here: Parisa is a Junior studying Global Health and the Environment.

View all articles by Parisa Soraya. Veggie Chips. With spring break around the corner, many of us are trying to slim down quickly before hitting the beach. However, prelims are starting to pile up and it’s tough to avoid snacking while locked in the library. After days of suffering from this dilemma, I discovered vegetable chips. They’re healthy, yet satisfying and easy to make. I highly suggest trying this recipe using the suggestions below or with your favorite vegetable. Baked Vegetable Chips Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 10-15 minutesTotal time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients: Vegetables Vegetable oil SeasoningHint: see below for suggested vegetables and seasoning pairings Directions:1. I tried out this recipe using a variety of vegetables.

Photo by smiteme via Flickr Zucchini chipsIf you like zucchini, you’ll flip over these delicious chips. Photo by Wing-It-Vegan via Flickr Carrot chipsCarrots are great for chip making because you can make them sweet or spicy. Photo by Natasha Reed Photography via Flickr Photo by Choheisel via Flickr. 25 Baked Alternatives To Potato Chips And French Fries. Crackly banana bread. There are a lot of good reasons to make banana bread: You have a pile of sad bananas on top of your fridge that have reached their life’s expectancy.

You like things that are unquestionably delicious. It’s raining and you need something toasty and cake-like to go with your coffee. You’re into recipes you can make with one bowl, and feed a dozen. You’re going to be wildly busy this fall and are hoping to pack your freezer with all sorts of wonders that that can be warmed up whenever the craving strikes, even if you’re not around to enjoy them. There are very few reasons, however, to reinvent banana bread, even when one’s original recipe is just shy of six years old, an eternity in blog years.

I mean, is there anything new to add to banana bread? A few months ago, my editor asked me if I had a recipe for a whole-grain breakfast-y banana bread and I snapped back “BUT YOU SAID THE BOOK WAS DOOOONE. And so, I got to fussing. Crackly Banana Bread Miss the bourbon and butter?