I've been cleaning, organizing and plotting my strategy to lose 10lbs and get some exercise.
I've also decided that I am going to try to quit buying so many processed foods, especially those that I can easily make myself. I've made these granola bars about five times now and I really like them. The brown rice syrup and brown rice cereal can be found in the health food section of Martin's. If you like chewy granola bars, give them a try. I feel healthier every time I have one!
|Now if I can only give this up. |
Ha, who am I kidding. One thing at a time :)
Peanut Butter Granola Bars
1 3/4 cups rolled oats
1 cup crisp brown rice cereal (I used Organic Koala Crisp)
3/4 cup seeds (I used sunflower and pumpkin)
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
1/8 cup finely ground flaxseed
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Add all the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Mix them together.
In a seperate (microwave safe) bowl, mix together the wet ingredients, then microwave them for about 20-30 seconds. This will make it easier to mix and add to the dry ingredients since it is really sticky.
Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix. Keep mixing until the wet binding ingredients are well distributed as possible. Put some muscle into it! Then put the mixture into a shallow pan and flatten it down. Cut them into about 10-12 bars and store them in the fridge. You can just store them in the pan, covered with foil, or seperately wrap them for eating on the go.
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